KMRT launches new vehicle fundraising campaign to ensure continued, time-critical and life-saving mobility
KINDER MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM
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.
With our existing Landrover Defenders starting to show their age, and with an increased requirement for our Water Rescue team availability in the event of a major flooding incident, it became apparent to the team that a third, more modern, vehicle would be a useful, and necessary, addition to the stable. Quite by chance, our...
Today trainees from all seven Peak District Mountain Rescue teams attended a ‘regional’ familiarisation training session with HM Coastguard at Camphill Gliding Club.It is essential that all mountain rescue members learn and know how to operate safely in and around the aircraft. Learning to cope with the ‘downwash’ created by the S92 helicopter is definitely...
This afternoon several members of Kinder and Glossop Mountain Rescue Teams spent some time undertaking drone flying practice. The teams now have several trainee search drone pilots who will soon be fully qualified and available as an additional SAR resource across the Peak and elsewhere as required, alongside existing PDMRO drone pilots from Buxton and...
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