Name: Josh O’Brien
How long have you been in the team?
What you do outside NEWSAR (work and other hobbies)? Has this been transferred into NEWSAR?
I work as a technical rescue instructor delivering safety and rescue training to emergency response teams. Hobbies include fell running, climbing, kayaking and skiing.
Given my skill set I help with the training in the team and can lead technical rescues in water and on cliffs.
What have you learned while being a member?
“Hurry up & Wait”. Probably still learning this one.
Plenty of casualty care!
Every team member has some knowledge to impart.
Worst and best aspects of being in the team.
I learn something new almost every time I attend training or a callout.
Being able to provide a response to the community.
Middle of the night callouts.
Driving a long way to a callout and just as you arrive hearing the “stand down” alarm!