Rescue and Immediate Care Course (RICC) 

Course Delivery: The RICC can now be completed entirely online, allowing participants the flexibility to complete their training contactless. This course consists of two components, the online theory and the practical workshop. The practical workshop can be completed online OR at a 1 day face-to-face workshop. The theory component must be finished before you can register for a face-to-face workshop or commence the online workshop.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation throughout NSW and the necessary Government restrictions and safety measures, RICC face-to-face workshops may be impacted this year. While we endeavour to provide the opportunity for face-to-face training, participant and trainer safety is a priority and we thank you for your understanding.

The RICC is WIRES introductory wildlife rescue and immediate care training. It is mandatory for all new WIRES volunteers. 

If you are planning to volunteer with WIRES please make sure you have read the information about becoming a rescuer before registering for the course.

Participants must be 18 and over to register for WIRES training.

This comprehensive course covers:

  • Work, Health & Safety
  • Species Identification
  • Common Rescue Scenarios
  • Safe Handling Techniques
  • First Aid
  • Physical Examination
  • Immediate Care

Course Delivery: This course consists of an online theory component and a 1 day practical workshop

Location: 2022 Workshop Schedule

Price: $125

For further details, read the Course Information Pack

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Past Members and Former RICC Participants

It is now faster and easier for past members to re-join WIRES and for those who have previously completed the RICC to activate their membership if they would like to get involved as active rescuers and carers.

If it has been less than 2 years since you completed the WIRES RICC you can re-join or activate your membership by contacting [email protected]

If it has been more than 2 years since you completed the course you can re-join or activate your membership after completing the WIRES RICC Refresher, which is delivered 100% online.

Note: To actively volunteer with WIRES you must reside in an area where WIRES is licensed to rescue and care for wildlife by NSW National Parks and Wildlife. If you have any questions about your eligibility please email [email protected].

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