Wednesday’s team training concentrated on radio procedures used in the team and a demonstration of how the new satellite system is put together.
Team training in Longsleddale. We had a search and evacuation scenario with 2 casualties needing treatment. The elements proved to be testing, but it was a good learning day; especially for 4 of our new provisional members. We deployed our new Satellite system and for the first time in this black spot area we had… Continue Reading
Every year the Kendal Mountain Rescue Team head to Scotland to hone their winter skills. Last week saw the Team training in the Cairngorm Mountains. As ever Scotland produced some fantastic fun and challenging conditions. Continue Reading
18/12/2016 09:00hrs: Team called out after receiving a message from Santa’s chief Elf. Santa had lost some of his treasure after doing a recce flight across Scout Scar. Luckily the team were having a family training day and were quick to respond. The children were given maps and grid references with the instructions to help… Continue Reading
After wrapping up the day’s callout and re-packing the team vehicles, we had a brief period to grab some dinner then it was off to Kentmere reservoir for our planned training scenarios. This involved night time navigation over open ground to find objects scattered over a wide area using core navigation skills and no digital technology. Once… Continue Reading
Yesterday, team members from Kendal and Kirkby Stephen teams were lucky enough to get some training hours in with the S-92 search and rescue helicopter. We trained for the morning with the coastguard team, learning about winching and highlines. Continue Reading
Tonight the team did it’s yearly basic life support refreshment evening. Every year, we learn the essential skills of CPR to make sure this very important skill is always up to date for every team member. This year, as part of our learning, we used the interactive resources at https://life-saver.org.uk/ and found it to be… Continue Reading
Team training and rigging for rescue. It seems we passed the scrutiny of team searchdogs Fern and Cullin. Continue Reading
A full on training day as a combined effort between ourselves and Kirkby Stephen MRT organised the yearly major search exercise. This involved MR teams from not only the Lakes but also RAF Leeming, Teesdale and Swaledale. Also in attendance to help ferry searchers to different locations was an aircraft from the Maritime Coastgaurd agency.… Continue Reading
Team training today was medical based. Discussing Primary Survey, Secondary survey and Basic Life Support (BLS) then outside to cover a few scenarios. Continue Reading
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