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

Adventures Underground

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The Dales caving book “Adventures Underground” written by Dave Haigh and John Cordingley (published by Wild Places) has proved very popular, softback copies are still available, but the limited edition hardback sold out... READ MORE

All Aboard The SWERA EXPRESS

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Children & Young people from Four Charities: Well Child Child Bereavement UK Place 2 B Centrepoint Came together on June 24th 2017 for the Mountain Rescue England & Wales / British Cave Rescue... READ MORE

Emergency Services Show 2017

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BCRC had a stand at the Emergency Services Show 2017 in Hall 5 at the NEC Birmingham on 20th and 21st September. Members of Cave Rescue teams looked after the stand for the... READ MORE

Congratulations – Bill Whitehouse MBE

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Bill Whitehouse, former secretary and chair of Derbyshire Cave Rescue Organisation, and Vice-chair of BCRC has been awarded an MBE for services to Cave and Mountain Rescue in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours... READ MORE