• Funded entirely by donations
  • Volunteers on Call 24-7
  • Specialist Underground Search & Rescue

The British Cave Rescue Council (BCRC) is the Representative body for voluntary underground rescue in the British Isles.

About Us

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.

More details about underground rescues, incident reports and the history of cave rescue can be found on the About Cave Rescue page.

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

British Cave Rescue Council

 

If you wish to support the work of cave rescue teams contact your local team (see Rescue Teams page), or the BCRC Secretary Emma Porter.

You can also make online donations, to help BCRC support British Cave Rescue, through our PayPal account using the Donate button.

 

 

 

If you shop on Amazon, you can support the BCRC by using AmazonSmile and nominating the British Cave Rescue Council as your charitable organisation.

AmazonSmile is the same Amazon as you normally use, but Amazon will donate a small percentage of the net purchase price of eligible products to your chosen charity. You just need to log-in to Amazon via the AmazonSmile page.

AmazonSmile

 Nicola Radios 

Documents, training information and other resources concerning the Nicola 3 Radios are now being made available on the Nicola Radio page.

  Important Note  

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

Royal Humane Society Awards Presentation

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On Wednesday 13 November 2019 members of the BCRC team involved in the 2018 Tham Luang rescue in Thailand received Royal Humane Society awards from HRH Princess Alexandra, the Society’s President. The awards... READ MORE

ECRM 2019

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13th European Cave Rescue Meeting, Jama Baredine, Istria, Croatia 14-17 November 2019 Peter Dennis (BCRC Chair) represented BCRC at this European Cave Rescue Association meeting, after many years of attendance by Pete Allwright,... READ MORE

Apeks Diving

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Thank you to Apeks Diving For the donation of 8 MTX-R regulators to be used by our rescue teams. The MTX-R is a rugged, reliable regulator developed for demanding conditions. The regulators were... READ MORE

Emergency Services Show 2019

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BCRC had a stand at the 2019 Emergency Services Show in the Search and Rescue Zone along with colleagues from Mountain Rescue England & Wales, Lowland Rescue, NSARDA (National Search and Rescue Dogs... READ MORE