6th to 8th September 2019
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 great opportunity for knowledge exchange on best practice across all aspects of cave rescue. There will be the familiar programme of practical training workshops and updates from key UK partner Search and Rescue Organisations. Above and below ground workshops will address underground first aid and casualty care, technical rigging for rescue, latest kit innovations and developments, SARCALL and underground communications.
Tickets for the weekend are priced at £50 to include camping & food (basically everything except the bar !)
Student and One Day Tickets
There is a discounted ticket price of £40 for students in full time education. Tickets for just one day are also available.
ResCon 19 Travel Expenses
The British Cave Rescue Council has successfully applied for LIBOR funding to cover part of the cost of the ResCon weekend. The LIBOR funding will cover up to 80% of the total cost, provided it meets certain criteria – for example, travel and subsistence for training events.
One area where BCRC has successfully applied for LIBOR funding is to cover travel costs. We are pleased to announce that BCRC will be able to refund 80% of attendees travel costs, when attendees complete the BCRC travel claim form (an xlsx spreadsheet). A paper copy of the travel claim form will be available over the weekend, but it may be easier if you download and fill in the electronic version before hand. The BCRC treasurer will be attending ResCon weekend and so will be able to help with any questions that may arise from completing this form.
ResCon 19 Overview and Outline Timetable
An outline timetable for the weekend is available at: www.rescon.org.uk/rescon-overview
Details of the practical sessions are on: www.rescon.org.uk/rescon-practical
and the talk topics at: www.rescon.org.uk/rescon-talks
James Begley, Conference Secretary