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 list. Bill was involved in the formation … Continued

BCRC Conference 2017

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Registration is NOW Open for the 2017 BCRC Rescue Conference Friday 16 to Sunday 18 June 2017 “Pro iis in periculo subterraneo – For those in peril underground – Er budd y sawl mewn perygl o dan y ddaear” The … Continued

Training Coordinator News (Nov. 2016)

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BCRC Training Coordinator’s News November 2016 – Jim Davis The 2015/6 UKSAR training grants: 4 applications were made and were granted successfully. Derbyshire Cave Rescue Organisation applied for and successfully completed: A suitable purpose made confined space training dummy and … Continued

Emergency Services Show 2016

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The 2016 Emergency Services Show took place on Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd September at the NEC, Birmingham. The show was bigger than last year, with over 450 exhibitors! Members of Cave Rescue Teams were able to register for free … Continued

Larkin Frame Training – Thanks

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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 from Lyon for their delivery. This course … Continued

Nicola 3 Radios – Issued

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The Nicola 3 radios have now been issued to all teams. A BIG thank you to everyone involved in the role-out. We are now entering the “testing” phase and look forward to seeing how they function in practice with the … Continued

Nicola 3 Radios

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The Nicola 3 Radios have been received by BCRC and we are planning to deliver the radios to the teams during July as follows: South A delivery to teams will be made in the south in the Mendips on the … Continued

Larkin Frame Training (9th July)

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There are still a few places left on the second Larkin frame training day on 9th July at the GCRG Depot, Cinderford. The instructors you will have are Bill Batson and Paul Witheridge from Lyon, both cavers and experts in … Continued

MREW AGM Meeting 2016

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Team Reps who attend the Mountain Rescue England & Wales 6 monthly meetings are reminded that the MREW AGM 2016, followed by sub-committee meetings, is on Saturday May 21st. The booking system is now open – if you haven’t had … Continued

Larkin Frame Training

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Teams are reminded that the first Larkin Frame training day is on Sunday 8th May at Derbyshire Cave Rescue Headquarters, Buxton Fire and Rescue Centre, Buxton. The course costs £45 per delegate with ten places available. The training will focus … Continued

BCRC 2015 Conference Video

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The BCRC Conference was held in the Forest of Dean over the weekend 12th – 14th June 2015. This short 3 Minute Demo Film shows some of what went on over the weekend.     The full 35 minute version … Continued

Emergency Services Show 2015

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Once again the BCRC, along with other UK Search and Rescue organisations, had a stand at the 2015 Emergency Services Show in the NEC, Birmingham. There were a lot of interested visitors calling at the stand and we were able … Continued

Rescue Conference & Party Weekend

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BCRC Conference Update & Thank You The 2015 BCRC Conference and BCA Party & AGM weekend on the 12th-14th June in the Forest of Dean was a big success – we would like to thank everyone involved from those who … Continued

New MREW Video

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Our colleagues in Mountain Rescue England and Wales have released a new promotional video.   A Welsh version of this video is available at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=utoHlnrBF8E    

AGM Weekend 2015

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An informal meeting day was held on the 25th April for team reps to cover issues of general interest and allow time for debate and exchange of ideas. Topics covered included Incident Reporting, SARCALL updates, Cascare developments, the website, Legal … Continued

Hidden Earth 2014

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Following the success of the BCRC stand at the Emergency Services Show, it was taken to “Hidden Earth” in September 2014. Hidden Earth is the Uk’s national caving conference and attracts several hundred cavers – not just from Britain. So … Continued

Emergency Services Show 2014

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The BCRC, along with other UK Search and Rescue organisations had a stand at the 2014 Emergency Services Show, Birmingham in September. It was a great opportunity to meet other search and rescue organisations, from the voluntary sector, the emergency … Continued