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 16 volunteer underground rescue organisations that are members of the British Cave Rescue Council can be found on the Rescue Teams pages.
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In an emergency if you need the assistance of a UK cave rescue team you should dial 999 and ask for the Police, then for Cave Rescue.
BCRC News & Events
Morca Cave, Taurus Mountains, southern Turkey On Sunday 3 September, BCRC Officers were made aware of a medical emergency experienced 1,050 m underground by an expedition caver in Morca Cave, Taurus Mountains, Türkiye,... READ MORE
Every year we celebrate World Mental Health Day on 10 October. The theme for 2023, set by the World Foundation of Mental Health, is ‘Mental health is a universal human right’. World Mental... READ MORE
Cave Rescue representation at the First Minister of Wales Reception for Royal guests. South and Mid Wales Cave Rescue Team (SMWCRT) Executive committee members were amongst those invited to attend a reception in... READ MORE