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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Operate Communications Systems and Equipment (OCSE, or the “Comms Course”)

Two canine section members attended the Operate Communications Systems and Equipment (OCSE, or the “Comms Course”) on the 16th & 17th March at Bayswater SES Base. By the end of the 'Comms' course Stephanie and new recruit Brian learned about the different types of radio equipment, how they are used, how important radio communication is in SES operations and the basic jargon or 'prowords' used in radio communication. Among the members in attendance were those from Canning South, Stirling, Wanneroo/Joondalup and Kalamunda.

Brian and Stephanie from the Canine Section would like to thank our District Manager 'GMH' (and Kim) for organising the course and preparing delicious snacks and lunches. Also special thanks go to Greg Cook ('Cookie'), Steve Crawford, Elton Vandendungen, Matt Barber and Rob Crawford for giving up their weekends to deliver informative, well thought out lectures and exercises throughout the course. All presenters brought a different approach and a wealth of knowledge to the sessions- it was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

"Roger, Out".

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Canine Section article in "The SES Volunteer" Magazine

Check out the Canine Section's article in the latest edition of "The SES Volunteer" magazine. A special thank you to John Capes at SES VA WA and all the K9 section members for their input.

Click on the link below for a full view of the article (pages 16-17).