Red Cross’ Greymouth Disaster Welfare and Support Team (DWST) braved the rain to help out at a Youth in Emergency Services (YES) camp recently. 

Held at the base of the Paparoa Range, the exercise helped teenagers learn more about emergency services. The Greymouth DWST worked alongside Land Search and Rescue and the New Zealand Fire Service, putting the teens through a realistic emergency scenario to test their skills and judgement.

Lashed by heavy rain storms and thunder, all participants were soaking wet by the end of the camp. Just as they packed up to leave, the rain stopped and the sun came out. 

Greymouth DWST team leader Jono Kerr said it was a great weekend, with new friends made and new contacts to help in an emergency.