Emergency Services Show 2019

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Come along on the 18th-19th September to the Emergency Services Show at the NEC Birmingham, meet and chat with team members from cave rescue teams on stand SAR 3. We will be in the Search and Rescue Zone along with … Continued

BCRC ResCon 2019

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6th to 8th September 2019 – Please note in your diary this forthcoming event: The biennial BCRC Cave Rescue Conference 2019 Host: Mendip Cave Rescue. Venue: Priddy, Mendip, Somerset. Date: Long weekend of 6-8 September 2019. ResCon19 will provide a … Continued

Heading Outdoors this Summer?

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Before you go Be AdventureSmart and ask yourself 3 questions: * Do I have the right GEAR? * Do I know what the WEATHER will be like? * Am I confident I have the KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS for the day? … Continued

Honeywell Analytics a Generous Donation

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Honeywell Analytics Donate Portable Gas Detectors to all UK Cave/Mine Rescue Teams The British Cave Rescue Council (BCRC) is extremely grateful to Peter Barratt (Key Account Manager, Honeywell Analytics, Middlewich, Cheshire) and Joe Exon (Zone Manager, Honeywell Analytics, Poole, Dorset) … Continued

New Look Slix

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New Long Slix Stretcher The SMWCRT team has been working with React to improve some design features of the ‘slix’ stretcher. This latest version incorporates new designs for C-Spine immobilisation and head support for casualties, with improved lifting / hauling eyelet … Continued

Pleased and Relieved

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Good News from Tennessee Last night BCRC was both pleased and relieved to receive some excellent news from the United States informing them that Josh Bratchley had been successfully rescued from Millpond Cave in Tennessee where he had been overdue on … Continued

Royal Humane Society Awards

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Royal Humane Society Awards following the Tham Luang Rescue Operation in Thailand. BCRC is both pleased and proud that the Royal Humane Society have announced awards it has made to members of the BCRC team involved in the Tham Luang … Continued

CRO Long Service Awards

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Cave Rescue Organisation – Long Service Awards Night The Cave Rescue Organisation (CRO) recently held a Long Service Awards night to recognise the contribution made by many of its’ long serving members to the Team’s mission of ‘Saving lives above … Continued

UWFRA Official Hut Opening

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Official Opening of the Refurbished and Extended UWFRA Hut BCRC Officers Brendan Sloan and Peter Dennis were delighted to attend the formal opening of the recently extended and refurbished Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association (UWFRA) Rescue Centre (The Hut) on Saturday … Continued

Investiture Ceremony for First Cave Diver

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MEDIA BRIEFING NOTE – 26 February 2019 First member of the BCRC cave rescue diving team named in the New Year’s Honours receives George Medal. The British Cave Rescue Council is delighted for the recognition given to the cave divers involved … Continued

New Year’s Honours

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BCRC is both delighted and proud to spread the word that the following national awards and honours have been announced this evening for members of the BCRC team who were involved in the Tham Luang rescue in Thailand last summer. … Continued

BCRC Medical Weekend

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The 1st/2nd December saw the first BCRC Medical weekend. Underground medics and advanced first aiders from Derbyshire, Yorkshire, Wales, the Mendips and Ireland met to discuss and develop the best casualty care for injured cavers. There was extensive discussion of challenging … Continued

Emergency Services Show 2018

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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 show. A display board featuring a timeline of … Continued

BCRC Team at No 10 Reception

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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 No. 10 Downing Street. From left to … Continued

Luang Nang Non – Cave Rescue Incident

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MEDIA BRIEFING NOTE – 28 June 2018 British cave rescue diver involvement in the Luang Nang Non, cave rescue incident, Thailand This media briefing has been written to provide context and some additional technical information to explain the recent involvement … Continued

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 really quickly. When writing the book the … Continued

Training Coordinator News (Nov. 2017)

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BCRC Training Coordinator’s News November 2017 – Jim Davis December 2016 UKSAR Training Applications: 4 applications were submitted: Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association – UWFRA: Blue light driving training. Fred Easyport Training defibrilltor. CPR training manikin, Laerdal Resusci-Annie QCPR full … Continued

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 Council Princes’ Charities Forum Event. A day … Continued

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 2 days of the show, meeting a … Continued

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

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

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

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