During the first week of May, 17 of Fonterra’s staff took part in the 6th Fonterra Emergency Response Team (ERT) Block recruit course training, held at the Presbyterian camp in Eltham. 

The training was provided by Ali McNabb, Nathan Meager, Ian Reid and Jason Steer from Fire and Safety Training Ltd. Training was very full-on and many recruits commented that it was a life-changing experience!

Pictured top left is Shannon Maaka (Waitoa) being presented the Top Recruit Shield by Lead Instructor Ali McNabb.

In the top right photo Sierra-Lee Wharepapa (Te Rapa Site) Carol Lee (Crawford Street) are pictured as no. 1 & 2 positions on the branch delivery (fire hose).

The photo on the bottom left shows a height rescue exercise featuring Jason Steer (Walt) being lowered by Louis Booth (Te Rapa), Gavin Stowe (Crawford St) and Nathan Meager (Instructor).

Pictured bottom left is a group photo of the Fonterra ERT Recruits May 2011 and features the following:

Back from left: John Herbert, Anaru Irwin, Louis Booth, Gavin Stow, Peter Hemming, Nathan Craven, Bryce Kendrick, Carol Lee

Middle from left: Shannon Maaka, Glenn Norman, Sierra-Lee Wharepapa

Front from left: Catherine Dubé, John Trueman, Willie Warren, Hannah Brown, Don McLaughlan, Richard Turk

Thanks to Geoff McKay of Visual Media Productions Ltd for supplying the photos and content.

The following excerpt was featured in the NZITO May 2011 Newsletter.