Training Coordinator News (Nov. 2017)

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BCRC Training Coordinator’s News November 2017 – Jim Davis

December 2016 UKSAR Training Applications:

4 applications were submitted:

Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association – UWFRA:
  • Blue light driving training.
  • Fred Easyport Training defibrilltor.
  • CPR training manikin, Laerdal Resusci-Annie QCPR full body with airway head and skill guide.
South and Mid Wales Cave Rescue Team (SMWCRT)
  • Training equipment for revised & modernised Advanced First Aid / Casualty Care Course.
  • Support towards costs of delivering 2017 revised & modernised Advanced First Aid / Casualty Care Course.
  • Blue Light Training for 6 Drivers of Team Landrover Ambulance.
  • Off Road 4×4 Driving Training for 8 Team members for Team Landrover Ambulance.
  • Support towards costs of delivery of Training sessions for the BCRC National Conference 2017.
Mendip Cave Rescue (MCR)
  • Ruth Lee training manikin
  • Ancillaries- tackle bags, helmet, over-suit, wellies.
Cave Rescue Organisation (CRO)
  • 4 x half day BORDA approved recovery courses for 24 team members.

All the applications were granted amounting to £17,131. Thank you to UKSAR for this valuable assistance in support of our voluntary rescue teams.


August 2017 UKSAR Training Applications 3 applications were submitted:

Derbyshire Cave Rescue Organisation (DCRO)
  • Two C1 driver training courses including large vehicle theory and hazard perception, practical tests and medicals.
South and Mid Wales Cave Rescue Team (SMWCRT)
  • Delivery of 2018 Advanced First Aid Modernised Course for 16 members.
  • Competent Person Equipment management, inspection & maintenance training for 2 members.
  • Equipment Inspection Course for Team members for 10 members.
Gloucester Cave Rescue Group (GCRG).
  • ITC Level 3 Award in Outdoor First Aid for 48 members


I was out of the UK for both the BCRC and MREW AGMs.

I attended the November MREW Medical Symposium at Ambleside and the MREW November main and the training sub committee meetings.

Matters arising from these meetings are:

  • Level of detail for Guidelines, training records, and risk assessments.
  • Presence of BCRC at UKSAR in February 2018.
  • Lost and Missing Persons Search Framework- LAMPS.
  • General Data Protection Regulations.


Download a PDF copy of this report: BCRC Training Coordinator Report Nov 2017