Posted by Matthew Mac Partlin on Wednesday, July 17, 2013

I've just spent the weekend working with the Motorsport Safety and Rescue (MSR) team providing medical cover for the FIA International Rally of Queensland. During the weekend I had the opportunity to sit down with Tony Harris, an intensive care paramedic with wilderness rescue training from Tasmania who has taken on the role of Motorsport Co-ordinator for MSR.

I've been used to simply turning up, doing the job and going home at the end of an event. More recently, I've become more aware of the work that goes on behind the scenes; before, during and after a race. So I collared Tony and we chatted about the often unseen effort required to assemble and maintain a team to provide medical and rescue cover for a motorsport event; including sourcing and transporting equipment, taking care of administrative aspects and managing skill mix and personalities.

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Podcast 2 - Tony Harris and the logistics behind running a motorsport medical and rescue team from Rollcage Medic on Vimeo.

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