(a) The Team (Patrol) Competition shall be conducted in Open and U/17 age categories. The Open competition shall consist of six members per team and the U/17 competition shall consist of four members per team as follows:

  • (i) Open – each team shall consist of six competitors who are all proficient SLSA Bronze Medallion/Cert II awardees and are all proficient Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Certificate (ART) holders.
    In addition, at least one member of the Open team shall have a Silver Medallion IRB Driver’s Certificate (IRBD) and at least one other member shall have either of the following awards:

  • IRB Crewperson Certificate; and/or
  • Silver Medallion IRB Driver’s Certificate (IRBD)
  • (ii) U/17 – each team shall consist of four competitors who are all proficient SLSA Bronze Medallion/Cert II awardees and are all proficient Advanced Resuscitation Techniques (ART) Certificate holders.

Note: In the U/17 age category there is no requirement for any of the team members to hold IRB qualifications as the preparation and use of the IRB is not included in the U/17 event.

(b) In both Open and U/17 events all team members shall be involved in a draw to determine their individual team positions for the Board/Tube Rescue Relay and the Resuscitation Sections.

(c) The Open event team members shall be designated as follows:
• No.1 – “Manikin” Resuscitation Team (First Role – One person CPR Operator)
• No.2 – “Manikin” Resuscitation Team (First Role – Two person CPR, ECC Operator)
• No.3 – “Manikin” AED Operator and Patient Swimmer (Board/Tube Relay)
• No.4 – “Manikin” Resuscitation Team (First Role – Two person CPR, Prepares oxygen equipment and introduces mask)
• No.5 – Live Patient Assessment (First Role – One person CPR Operator) and Tube Rescuer (Board/Tube Relay)
• No.6 – Live Patient Assessment (First Role – Two person CPR, ECC Operator) and Board Rescuer (Board/Tube Relay)

Note: The team members shall wear a numbered cap (No’s 1 to 6) corresponding with their drawn position.

(d) The U17 event team members shall be designated as follows:
• No.1 – “Manikin” Resuscitation Team (First Role – One person CPR Operator) and Patient Swimmer
• No.2 – “Manikin” Tube Rescuer and Resuscitation Team (First Role – Two person CPR, ECC Operator)
• No.3 – “Manikin” AED Operator and Board Rescuer
• No.4 – “Manikin” Resuscitation Team (First Role – Two person CPR, Prepares oxygen equipment and introduces mask) and Observer

Note: The team members shall wear a numbered cap (No’s 1 to 4) corresponding with their drawn position.

(e) Patrol Competition may also be conducted in other age groups. The conduct and rules for such events shall be promulgated by Bulletin from time to time.