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 BCRC support British Cave Rescue, through our PayPal account using the Donate button.
Documents, training information and other resources concerning the Nicola 3 Radios are now being made available on the Nicola Radio 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
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 had an interesting time at the Emergency Services Show 2018 held at the NEC Birmingham on 19th and 20th September. Members from several Cave Rescue teams looked after the stand for the 2 days of the... READ MORE
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
Update for teams and media compiled 12.00 BST, Saturday 14 July 2018 Peter Dennis, BCRC Chairman, surrounded by most of the BCRC team, addressed the Press assembled at Heathrow Airport, London at 8.30am... READ MORE