The Thredbo Ski Patrol Association is a volunteer community-based organisation dedicated to the provision of rescue services to the public in the NSW Snowy Mountains, specifically the Thredbo Ski Resort. We not only provide high level first aid when required but also provide assistance generally to the public by promoting the safety of all snow users.
These aims are achieved through a high level of training in first aid and mountain rescue techniques as well as ongoing vigilance in managing hazards that do arise. Each Thredbo Ski Patroller is also tasked with the role of assisting the public as our guests on the mountain and acting as role models of good character.
To perform our role it is necessary to provide many costly resources including medical oxygen, automated cardiac defibrillators, pain relief gases, and general medical/first aid supplies (e.g bandages, dressings, splints, blankets, cervical-spine collars etc) as well as maintaining items such as evacuation sleds, rope evacuation kits, avalanche rescue equipment and hypothermia treatment kits. Recently we have upgraded our communications radios to digital systems in line with changes in the radio system within the resort. The digital radio system provides better reception especially in remote areas.
On behalf of the Thredbo Ski Patrol Association I would like to acknowledge Toyota's support and emphasise our gratitude and thanks to Toyota for its generosity and support in providing the Thredbo Ski Patrol with funds to purchase 5 brand new Motorola TRBO DP 3400 digital radios! These radios are state of the art portable communication devices which are integral to us being able to provide mountain safety services including risk mitigation and urgent rescue and first aid to the public at the Thredbo Ski Resort.
It is obvious that the Toyota Motor Corporation shares a commitment with the Thredbo Ski Patrol to promoting an unparalleled level of safety and service to the public. I look forward to us building on this commitment and hope that we can continue to build on this collaboration through our activities at Thredbo and through our website.