Mudgee VRA Member Geoff Hawes Nominated for RESCA 2018 Award
Geoff Hawes – Equipment and Training Officer- Mudgee Rescue Squad
When half a mountain came down on two chalets at Thredbo in 1997, killing 18, Geoff declined from going and stayed in the local area of Mudgee, attending all manner of mishaps, designing training scenarios and programs, keeping in mind local coal mining, raised funds and applied for grants. He has gone out of his way to avert disasters by presenting a comprehensive driver training program to local schools and attending local council meetings which consider traffic infrastructure and management. Geoff has been a member of the squad for some 44 years and held may positions with in the squad over that time and being an original forming member of the squad.