What do I need to become mountain rescue operational member?
- A good level of fitness – able to walk at least five miles in the mountains and then perform tasks
- An ability to learn new skills and perform them in all weathers
- Determination, fortitude, and commitment
- Be a good team player and have an interest in the outdoors
How long will training take?
All team members continually train to gain qualifications and maintain a high level of competency in a range of skills. As a new member you will be invited to section training twice monthly plus any team training events so that you get to know members and are introduced to equipment and some skills. This helps you to decide to progress to the next level of formal induction training.
Induction training is carried out over four weekends and you must attend. This training allows you to acquire knowledge and introduces you to the full range of skills required. If you successfully complete induction training, you will progress to being a probationary member.
As a probationary member you are operational and must be available for call outs. Training will continue and you will attend a range of courses in navigation, first aid, ropework, communications, etc. Once you have attended all designated courses and gained the necessary qualifications, the team committee may invite you to become a full member. It normally takes 18-24 months from being a probationary member to becoming a full member.
When is the next induction training?
Attendance at all induction training events is mandatory as this will ensure you have sufficient knowledge to look after yourself in mountains, and skills to be an effective operational member. The next induction training will be announced.
Where can I get more information?
More information about the North West Mountain Rescue Team, their training and activities can be found on their website www.nwmrt.org or facebook.com/northwestmrt
Alternative if you wish to speak with the Chair, Graeme Stanbridge phone 07900 192356
How do I join?
Request an information pack and application form by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org