PHOTOS FROM THE AWARD
Well done! Damian with his very deserving team of brave Fire Service Colleagues and a Proud CFO!
Damian's ERT SAR Bio
Technical Rescue & USAR
In his 8 plus years as a member of ERT SAR, he has deployed several times and notably the Typhoon Haiyan deployment to the Philippines. Damian is a Tactical Advisor (TacAd) and Technical Rescue Advisor. Previously he also servced as the Technical Rescue Lead of The Marine Unit and ERT SAR Technical Rescue Section for over 6 years.
Damian is a qualified Teacher (Huddersfield University), National Training Award Winner with FSC, Diploma in Specialist Rescue (Coventry University), Incident Command Station Manager qualification (FSC), Incident Management of Land & Water operations (Outreach Rescue). He is medically qualified in Immediate Casualty Care.
He has trained and worked all over the world including North America, South Africa, Iran, the Gulf States and the EU (European Union). He also teaches Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) and Trench Rescue to other services teaching at the Fire Service College (FSC) Moreton-on-the-Marsh.
LINK TO BIO
Great weekend doing medical training! | Stop the Bleed | RYA First Aid
& The Canadian Coast Guard
The Niagara Regional Police Marine Unit is a specialist branch of the the Niagara Regional Police Service. Like many Police Marine Unit's they have a huge responsibility for many public safety, service and rescue as ell as investigative calls. ERT SAR Marine Unit had a great time training together and performing a specialist technical rescue exercise involving a water, cliff drops and land and we were also well supported by the Canadian Coastguard who were also present.
The Niagara Regional Police Marine Unit is a very highly qualified Underwater Search and Rescue Unit (Dive Team) as well and have a lot of specialist gear and their facility includes a dive training tank on site, for capside and sunk vessels. ERT SAR plan to train again soon.
More pictures to come.