The British Cave Rescue Council (BCRC) is the Representative body for voluntary underground rescue in the British Isles.
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.
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
You can also make online donations to help support BCRC through our donation page.
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
24th September 2016 This is a reminder that we have 2 training courses (on the same day) on the specialised communications equipment involved in Cave Rescue. One course will be hosted by Mendip... READ MORE
The 2016 Emergency Services Show takes place on Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd September at the NEC, Birmingham. The show is going to be bigger than last year, with over 450 exhibitors to... READ MORE
Thank you to all the team members who attended the recent Larkin Frame Training sessions, the hosting teams DCRO at Buxton and GCRG at Cinderford and also to Bill Batson and Paul Witheridge... READ MORE