5 new rescue training mannequins for Australia




Next week, five Resquip rescue training mannequins – 3 horses and 2 cows – will arrive in Australia. Not only is this the largest consignment of mannequins to come Downunder, in another first, two of the horses are mares.

NSW SES1NSW SES declared 2016 “The Year of Large Animal Rescue” and purchased horse and cow mannequins to join SESil in training SES units within the State. Their first training course is at Forbes later this month.







SA SES matched NSW’s horse and cow and raised it by equipping most SES units with Resquip rescue glides and other items of Large Animal Rescue equipment.





LEG horseLancewood Equestrian Group in Victoria successfully applied for a Victoria DPI Animal Welfare grant that enabled them to purchase a mannequin and cache of equipment. These will be held at Macedon Ranges Shire Council for use throughout Victoria by CFA, SES and others. The first confirmed booking for the mannequin and equipment is for a Queensland Horse Council one-day Large Animal Rescue workshop at Main Ridge Community Hall on the Mornington Peninsula on 12 November 2016.




These new imports bring the total number of Resquip rescue training mannequins in Australasia to 13:

  • 4 in NSW (1 cow & 1 horse owned by NSW SES, 1 horse by EVA and 1 horse by Hawkesbury SES)
  • 3 in Queensland (1 cow & 1 horse owned by Greenbank Rural Fire Brigade, 1 horse by Queensland Horse Council)
  • 3 in SA (1 cow & 1 horse owned by SA SES, 1 horse by Horse SA)
  • 1 in WA (horse owned by Diane Bennit and Christina Slater)
  • 1 in Victoria (horse owned by Lancewood Equestrian Group for use throughout Victoria)
  • 1 in New Zealand (horse owned by Massey University Veterinary Response Team)


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