Training sessions

February Training – Round Robin and Helicopters

February Training – Round Robin and Helicopters

A full day of team training this month started off with a round robin at base consisting of medical, comms (intro of new digital radios), fitting of snow chains and an intro to swift water gear. We then moved down to Killington Bridge for an afternoon of Heli drills with HM coastguard Rescue 936. For… Continue Reading

SARDA Winter Training

SARDA Winter Training

After our team training finished, dog handlers Dave,John D and John L stayed in Scotland with team search dogs Fern, Cullin & Skye plus other search dogs from neighbouring lakes teams. It was a full on week with handlers and dogs being put to the test. But still time for some snow fights and of… Continue Reading

Scotland Winter Training

Scotland Winter Training

Team training in Scotland took place last weekend, training included working as a team to clear snow away from a casualty caught in an avalanche, as well asĀ use of transceivers, probes & shovels. A day was also spent honing navigation skills with some stunning views, alongside some winter equipment and rescue technique practice. Continue Reading

Search and Evacuation in the Howgills

Search and Evacuation in the Howgills

Today we headed to the Howgills for some search and casualty evacuation practise. It was also a good time to refresh ourselves with the Sat system. Team Search dog Fern was on hand to give advice to the human searchers and also show her younger sister, trainee search dog Ivy (red jacket), how to chill. Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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

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