Training sessions

May Training – Search and Hypothermia

For this month’s team training day, two team members “volunteered” to have a go at Search Management. They had to plan and organise the search parties as they searched the Whitbarrow Scar area for a missing person. Team search dog Fern made the find, then it was over to the team members on the hill to practice their casualty care skills for treating and evacuating a hypothermic casualty.

April Training

April Training

Start of a busy day, Team training involved searching for a missing wild camper in Chapel woods. We also utilised our new sat system to enable us to use MRmap to its full advantage. Lots of learning points and positive feedback from our volunteer casualties. Continue Reading

Swiftwater Rescue Training

In March, the team ran an SRT combined team training with Duddon & Furness MRT. This was a good opportunity for the team to not only work alongside fellow MRT’s but also try out some of the new SRT equipment brought using the grants provided from the Dec 2015 flood funds. Continue Reading

Comms Training

Wednesday’s team training concentrated on radio procedures used in the team and a demonstration of how the new satellite system is put together. Continue Reading

Search and medical scenario in Longsleddale

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

Caingorms Winter Training

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

Christmas Training

Christmas Training

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

November training – Into the Dark

November training – Into the Dark

After wrapping up the day’s calloutĀ and re-packing the team vehicles, we had a brief period to grab some dinner thenĀ 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

Helicopter Training

Helicopter Training

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

Basic Life Support Training

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

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