BCRC ResCon 2019

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Thanks to all who made their way to Mendip (Somerset) for the biennial BCRC Cave Rescue Conference, hosted by Mendip Cave Rescue. Held over the long weekend of 6-8 September 2019 at Priddy we were lucky to have some warm, sunny … 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

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

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