Bank Holiday recruitment drive

The first ever national Mountain Rescue Day is planned for Bank Holiday Monday, 3rd May. It aims to raise the awareness of the public to the often forgotten fourth emergency service. 

Staffed entirely by volunteers and totally dependent on charitable contributions, mountain rescue doesn’t always spring to mind when people think of emergencies. Throughout the country all teams affiliated to Mountain Rescue, England & Wales will be holding various events and open days to promote its service in the public eye. 

On Bank Holiday Monday, Buxton Mountain Rescue Team, will be highly visible in Spring Gardens, Buxton. Team members will be able to offer information about how the service is provided and funded. The team will also be launching a recruitment campaign aimed at walkers and outdoor enthusiasts resident in the local area. If you are able to offer your time and skills to help others, this could be you.  

The team is a friendly bunch of men and women of all ages and from all walks of life with various levels of skill and experience in hill-walking and climbing.  Our call-out numbers continue to rise and so were are looking to improve the size of our operational team in the Buxton and Chapel-en-le Frith areas, particularly to cover accidents that occur during the working day. 

All you need is some basic experience of hillcraft and the ability to use a map and compass.  If you are a regular outdoor person then the team can teach you the rest. For more information on a really enjoyable and rewarding community service, pop along to Spring Gardens on Monday and have a chat to any of our team members.  We look forward to seeing you there!

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