Training sessions

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.

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

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

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