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Emergency Response Team

WIRES have a dedicated Emergency Response Team (ERT), trained to assist with the high volumes of urgent weekly wildilfe rescues and disaster response. 

There are currently 6 Emergency Vehicles & Emergency Responders operating nationally, 4 in NSW, 1 in QLD and 1 in TAS and conducting thousands of rescues annually.

To best support the emergency response of sick, injured and orphaned native animals, WIRES rescue vehicles are fitted with an extensive range of specialised rescue and safety equipment. WIRES have also established 27 volunteer ERT's within NSW.

With thousands of weekly calls to assist wildlife in distress, WIRES ERT works closely with WIRES Rescue Office (operating 24/7), WIRES volunteers, national rescue groups, vets, wildife hospitals and community members, to respond to the high volumes of urgent wildlife rescues and the increasing quantity of natural disasters.

WIRES is focused on growing our Emergency Response Team, to help meet the rising ongoing demand for wildlife rescue assistance and to increase our capability to response to major emergency events when they occur, as scientists are forecasting more frequent and more intense droughts, fires, floods, storms and heatwaves due to climate change.

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