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Kinder Mountain Rescue Team (KMRT) has been in existence since 1971, and 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.

A Change In Water Team Leadership

As part of this year’s changes in the team leadership profile, with Alan moving into one of the two Deputy Team Leader positions, he has handed on the baton of Water Team Leader to Darren.

Flood Water Response

“Water safety and flood/water rescue have come long way since I joined the team nearly 30 years ago, with our first formal water training starting in 2005 and moving on the a program training Swiftwater Rescue technicians (SRT) when I did my first SRT course in 2007. Apart from attending high profile flooding events such as Carlisle, Appleby, Littleborough, Salford (Dec 2015) and notably the Major Incident at the Toddbrook reservoir, the water group carry out more routine water safety tasks such as searching around reservoirs/rivers and the unfortunate but necessary task of occasionally having to safely recover bodies for the police.”

“The water group now operates under DEFRA guidelines and can provide trained technicians and first responders to support the other emergency services using a common framework of training and equipment to ensure high standards of safety and interoperability.”


Water Team Leader

Team Calendar

May 2020


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