• Funded entirely by donations
  • Volunteers on Call 24-7
  • Specialist Underground Search & Rescue

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.

Supporting Cave Rescue

British Cave Rescue Council

 

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.

You can also make online donations, to help BCRC support British Cave Rescue, through our PayPal account using the Donate button.

 

 

 

  Nicola Radios 

Documents, training information and other resources concerning the Nicola 3 Radios are now being made available on the Nicola Radio page.

 

  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

BCRC ResCon 2019

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Advanced Notice of BCRC ResCon19 Please note in your diary the date of this forthcoming event: The biennial BCRC Cave Rescue Conference 2019 Host: Mendip Cave Rescue. Venue: Priddy, Mendip, Somerset. Date: Weekend... READ MORE

BCRC Team at No 10 Reception

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BCRC Team attend a reception at No.10 Five of the BCRC divers involved in the recent rescue of the boys from Tham Luang Nang Non Cave and BCRC support staff recently attended a reception at... READ MORE