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.
Supporting Cave Rescue
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.
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 UK cave rescue team you should dial 999 and ask for the Police, then for Cave Rescue.
BCRC News & Events
BCRC extends thanks to BCA and SubBrit for financial support of casualty bag project Gratitude was expressed to Russell Myers, British Caving Association and Phil Catling, Subterranea Britannica for the generous financial support... READ MORE
A presentation of a photograph signed by members of the BCRC Executive committee, was made to Heather Simpson during the Annual General Meeting, Buxton on Sunday 10 April. This was a modest gesture... READ MORE
Incident Report for the Period 1st January 2021 – 31st December 2021 The summary of the incidents for 2021 (both underground and surface) in which cave rescue teams have been involved has been... READ MORE
6-8 November 2021 A major incident in Ogof Ffynnon Ddu became apparent after an initial response on Saturday afternoon (6th November) confirmed a seriously injured caver. A full mobilisation of the South and... READ MORE