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KINDER MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM

Saving lives in wild and remote places

To request Mountain Rescue: Dial 999, ask for the Police, then Mountain Rescue

KINDER MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM

 

Saving lives in wild and remote places

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Kinder Mountain Rescue Team (KMRT), is one of seven mountain rescue teams that operate within the Peak District National Park, as part of the Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation (PDMRO).

Our 50 members operate on an purely voluntary basis and are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to assist members of the public on the hill or in urban search and rescue situations.

We are almost exclusively funded by public donations, and all proceeds from fund raising go towards equipment and resources used on our call outs.

Training During COVID-19

Training is one of the most challenging topics to keep current, varied and relevant within a voluntary organisation. The core skills of a Mountain Rescue team as would be expected, tend to require practical group participation rather than individual. These are varied and numerous specialist skills ranging from Casualty Care, Ropework, Water Rescue, Search Management, Driver, Helicopter and Drone training to mention a few.

Pre COVID-19 Training
© KMRT

It is even more difficult during this COVID-19 crisis to be able to offer a team training package that members can participate in during their isolation while still offering and maintaining an effective operational capability.

At the moment, we are not just looking at this from a team or regional (Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation) but also as a national organisation in Mountain Rescue England & Wales (MRE&W).

Webinar and other on-line training solutions are being devised to allow members to maintain their skills and to keep the interoperability of all rescue teams functioning in this ever evolving crisis.

Phil

Training Officer

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