Emergency response capacity increased
|Project||Emergency response capacity increased|
|Organisation||Volunteer Marine Rescue Gladstone|
|Source||Social Impact Management Plan|
In 2011 QGC and Volunteer Marine Rescue Gladstone produced and distributed a Local Area Members' Handbook and bought a mid-size rescue boat, QGC Rescue III, trailer and tow vehicle to enhance the volunteer group's response capacity and to diversify its rescue fleet.
VMRG's rescue and response capability has been enhanced by a mid-sized rescue boat, trailer and tow vehicle through a partnership with QGC.
Also in 2011, QGC bought an infrared thermal imaging camera system for the group's primary rescue boat, Gladstone 1, to complement the other rescue boat's camera.
This technology increases search capabilities, particularly in poor weather and low light.
"The new boat is fitted with
state-of-the-art equipment including a thermal-imaging camera to
assist with night rescues. We will be able to react in a more
timely manner. We only need two crew, we can launch from our base
in Gladstone or move the boat to other locations and it will extend
the life of the primary rescue boat"
Jeff Kidner, President, Volunteer Marine Rescue Gladstone