Tannum surf life saving pair wins state title

TANNUM Sands open first aid pair Gail Williams and Garry Norris have earnt themselves another tilt at state titles glory.

Already established as the most proficient surf life saving first aid competitors in the region, Williams and Norris again could not be bettered at last weekend's Wide Bay Capricorn Branch Rescue Titles at Hervey Bay.

The pair finished 20 points ahead of their rival Bundaberg combination and will represent the branch at the Queensland Surf Rescue Championships to be contested at Broadbeach on January 20 and 21.

Williams and Norris had to perform first aid procedures to deal with a mock emergency scenario in which a fight breaking out between three individuals had resulted in multiple patients each receiving a number of injuries.

Williams said the exercise had provided a thorough testing of the pair's first aid skills.

'It was a good hit-out for the state titles at the end of January,' Williams said.

'Now we know what the key points are that we need to work on and we will spend the next few weeks fine-tuning those.'

Williams and Norris are the reigning state champions and have also excelled in national competition.