A meeting of like minds

On Sunday Buxton Mountain Rescue Team welcomed members of both Staffordshire and Cheshire Lowland Rescue Teams for a training session which was primarily aimed at developing leadership skills but it also provided a great opportunity to share ideas.

The aims of Mountain Rescue and Lowland Rescue are the same but because of the nature of the terrain there are some obvious variations in operational techniques.  Whilst the mountain rescue teams are kept  busy with accidents at known locations, the lowland teams are more frequently involved in assisting the police in searching for missing people.   Each organisation can learn from the other and seek the best practice for its own requirements.

Thirty rescuers and one lifeless dummy attended the event hosted by Buxton Team’s Deputy Leader, Rob Stordy.  Following a morning of classroom lectures the afternoon gave an opportunity to put theory into practice with a number of short exercises around the team’s Dove Holes base.

It’s all about helping people in distress whether on a Peak District hillside, the Cheshire Plain or the Staffordshire Moorlands.

Photo credit:  BMRT.  Top: Spot the dummy?   Lower: Major trauma or just defibrillator training?

 

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