The 16-member Operation Lionheart (OLH) contingent arrived at New South Wales (NSW) yesterday and attended a pre-operations briefing at the NSW State Emergency Service (SES) Bankstown Unit where they were given an update of the flood situation by NSW SES officers.
The contingent members were also given a quick familiarisation on the various equipment used by our counterparts at the NSW SES, such as the Inflatable Rescue Boat and the Reach and Rescue Pole.
Later today, the OLH contingent will be split into two 7-member teams. The teams will be travelling to Parkes Town and Wagga Wagga City respectively, to prepare for search and rescue operations scheduled to commence on Saturday, 19 November 2022.
LTC Lok Wee Keong, the Commander of SCDF’s elite Disaster Assistance, and CPT Tan Chun Hui, Operation Support Officer, will be travelling to NSW SES Headquarters at Wollongong city where they will work with their counterparts NSW SES officers to oversee and coordinate the search and rescue operations at both flood sites.
We wish our OLH contingent the best in their upcoming mission. Stay tuned for further updates on the OLH operations in the next few days.
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