Training sessions

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

Joint Search Training

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

Search and Medical Scenario

We had to search for a fellow team member who had taken a fall from his mountain bike; due to his concussed state he could not give us an exact location. After some questioning we narrowed the area down and he then sent us an image of what he was looking at. Once found he… Continue Reading

Medical

Medical

Tonight’s team training was a full evening of medical discussions and practises, ranging from snake bites through to Lyme disease via heatstroke and lightning strikes. We also included the administration of Adrenalin either through Epi-pen or syringe. Continue Reading

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