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
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
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
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