The volunteer unit of 8-12 technicians is comprised is capable to respond to the following technical rescue incidents involving animals:
The NRU has an impressive array of specialist resources including:
We also work with a wide variety of agencies and organisations to achieve the best result for animals in hazardous environments, such as civil defence response teams.
Selection into the unit is highly competitive with generally only l0% of applicants being recruited for the Animal Rescue Technician (ARTech) course (three weekends) before being placed on probation for 12 months. Unit members volunteer in excess of 20 hours a month with on-going training, exercises, maintenance and meetings.