Training sessions

17th December 2017 09:30 – Missing Elf

17th December 2017 09:30 – Missing Elf

Team called by a worried Mr S Claus: one of his Elves decided to be a bit naughty and run off with some chocolate coins.

The Elf was known to enjoy playing on ice, so with a special team of Junior Mountain Rescuers we set off and found the naughty elf on Cunswick Scar.

She had a broken foot which was quickly treated by our mini cas carers who were rewarded with the coins.

Once back at base we celebrated with a special cake made by DTL Kath.

Into the Dark

Into the Dark

The weekend proved to be both rewarding and emotional for past, present and future members of Kendal MRT. On Saturday night we took potential team volunteers on a night time navigational training exercise around Kentmere reservoir which ended with a BBQ and chat around the fire pit at Kentmere Cottages. In the morning we left… Continue Reading

Search and Medical

Team training day. Today we planned a search and medical scenario which enabled us to introduce some willing team volunteers into the art of search management. It also allowed other team members an opportunity to refresh search skills and the treatment of Hypothermic casualties. Luckily for our casualty (team member Kath) the weather gods were… Continue Reading

Water Rescue Training

Water Rescue Training

After the Dec 2015 floods the team received grants from various bodies to update/replace and renew our Swift Water Equipment. Today we christened our new raft and also took the opportunity to give our provisional team members an insight into what is required if they wish to train as a swift water rescue technician. Continue Reading

Rope Work at the Castle

Rope Work at the Castle

Team training at Kendal castle, this evening we went through our procedures for aiding people up and down steep/unfamiliar terrain. Often it is a simple case of using a rope as a support. We also took advantage of the steep slopes to place “Talon” anchors in the ground to aid with stretcher lowering. Continue Reading

Medical Training

Medical Training

Sunday = Team training, and today was a mixed scenario day to test the teams medical training. It all started off with a potential drowning, a diabetes incident & then the team came across an RTA just to round the day off. We would like to thank our team supporters and volunteers who give up… Continue Reading

Rope Rescue Training

Rope Rescue Training

Team training in June concentrated on rigging for rescue. It is always important that team members keep up to date with any changes or modifications that are introduced. Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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

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