The British Cave Rescue Council (BCRC) is the Representative body for voluntary underground rescue in the British Isles.

About Us

Formed in 1967 to represent and support its members at National and International level, promote the exchange of information between member rescue organisations and provide a common voice for them. The BCRC is a coordinating and not a governing body, the individual cave rescue organisations remain entirely autonomous and independent.

More details about underground rescues, incident reports and the history of cave rescue can be found on the About Cave Rescue page.

The locations and details of the 15 volunteer underground rescue organisations that are members of the British Cave Rescue Council can be found on the Rescue Teams pages.

 

British Cave Rescue CouncilSupporting Cave Rescue

If you wish to support the work of cave rescue teams contact your local team (see Rescue Teams page), or the BCRC Secretary Emma Porter.

 

  Important Note  

In an emergency if you need the assistance of a cave rescue team you should dial 999 and ask for the Police, then for Cave Rescue.


BCRC News & Events

Rescue Conference & Party Weekend

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BCRC Conference Update – Thank You The 2015 BCRC Conference and BCA Party & AGM weekend on the 12th-14th June in the Forest of Dean was a big success – we would like... READ MORE

AGM Weekend 2015

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An informal meeting day was held on the 25th April for team reps to cover issues of general interest and allow time for debate and exchange of ideas. Topics covered included Incident Reporting,... READ MORE

New MREW Video

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Our colleagues in Mountain Rescue England and Wales have released a new promotional video.   A Welsh version of this video is available at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=utoHlnrBF8E     READ MORE

Hidden Earth 2014

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Following the success of the BCRC stand at the Emergency Services Show, it was taken to “Hidden Earth” in September 2014. Hidden Earth is the Uk’s national caving conference and attracts several hundred... READ MORE