Leeton VRA Rescue Squad is the Primary Accredited Rescue Unit for the Leeton Shire LGA. The Leeton Shire has a land area of 1,167 sq km and is mainly irrigated farming land, with 2,000 Ha of National Park and Wetland, on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River.
The Leeton VRA was formed back in 1974 when a need was identified by emergency services after a tragic accident which claimed the lives of 4 people, 2 of which were young children. At a debrief following this, it was agreed that a designated rescue unit should be formed. Near neighbours, Narrandera VRA, sent representatives over to address this meeting and from this the Leeton & District Search & Rescue Club was formed.
We are often responded to MVA’s, lost bushwalkers, and industrial accidents, as well as Inland Water Search & Rescue. Our close operational relationship with NSW Police also results in the use of our services for crime scene lighting and scene preservation.
Leeton VRA has a strong mix of long serving accredited rescue operators as well as trainees. Training is conducted every Monday night with some larger training drills and river trips organised on weekends in the warmer weather.
Leeton VRA is a proud affiliate of the NSW Volunteer Rescue Association – our team of trained volunteers are on call 24/7 and are ready to respond to ‘Lend a helping hand, anywhere, anytime’