Training sessions

April Training – The Helm

Today we went up to Benson Knott where the team split into 3 groups and had to assess and treat casualties whom had sustained either big bone leg injuries (Femur) or lower leg to ankle injuries. We also practised with the use of the Kendrick’s splint with one poor casualty having a double femur fracture.

Team search dogs Fern and Skye decided that we were short of practise and Fern demonstrated her method of mouth to mouth.

We also went through the procedures for handing a casualty over to the Ambulance service. Meanwhile Eric, our new mobile 2 was getting to know Vincent and Dorothy, mobile 1. As with all training we conduct a debrief at the end.

February- Helicopter and Medical

February- Helicopter and Medical

February’s training involved both ourselves and Kirkby Stephen MRT. The morning started with helicopter training which enabled ourselves and KSMRT to get team members re-qualified and new members qualified in winching drills. We then conducted some round robin medical training (with special thanks to casualty union providing some realistic scenarios) alongside steep ground scenarios. We… Continue Reading

Winter Training

Winter Training

Every year, we go for team winter training in Scotland. On day 1, the team headed out to Stob Corie nan Lochan for a day of winter skills training. We picked the right weekend with plenty of snow and ice providing challenging conditions to put our training and skills to the test. Day 2’s venue… Continue Reading

Christmas Training

Christmas Training

Sunday team training day. We headed into Kentmere and split into 3 groups to practise our steep ground techniques. The area we use to train is ideal as it gives us varying levels of steepness and different surfaces to test our methods. We then returned to base for a warm brew and some mince pies. Continue Reading

November Training – Exercise Callout

November Training – Exercise Callout

The team started the morning at base doing a round robin training session, this was interrupted by an Exercise call out to Ashstead Fell after a fell runner called to say his running partner had taken a fall over very steep ground and sustained a suspected fractured femur and spinal injuries. Using phone finder technology… Continue Reading

June’s Wednesday Training – Round Robin

June’s Wednesday Training – Round Robin

Wed team training was split into three groups rotating around 3 scenarios, these included refresher training on preparing a landrover to allow for a stretcher load and unload. First at base training, to show team members how to succesfully operate the Sarcall log, MR map and use either the Sarloc or phone.find systems. Final Scenario… Continue Reading

May Training – Steep Ground

May Training – Steep Ground

This month we headed off towards Borrow Beck near Hucks bridge to practise working with casualties on steep ground. We discussed and practised leading people down one to one using different techniques. Then after a quick lunch break we set about rigging a backrope system using our talons so that we can lower a stretcher… Continue Reading

April Training – Scenarios

April Training – Scenarios

For this Sunday’s team training the team reacted to an excerise call out on Scout Scar in real time. They were given a multi casualty scenario which meant plenty for the cas carers to do. All casualties were very realistic with some great make up and convincing role play. Team members had to assess then… Continue Reading

March Training – Joint Session with KSMRT

March Training – Joint Session with KSMRT

Today we joined up with Kirkby Stephen MRT in a full day’s training which included some off road driving skills and familiarisation of each others’ team kit (most of which was identical). Then, using the steep ground around Cautley Spout, both teams put some rope rescue drills into practise. A very good day’s joint team… Continue Reading

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