Equipment

Equipment

The team carries a large amount of specialist equipment in order to carry out our mountain rescue role and provide the most effective and professional service to the lost and injured.

This equipment includes:

  • Medical Kit  (more info)
  • Vehicles (more info)
  • Control trailer
  • Communication equipment (mobile phones, pagers, radios, masts etc)
  • Specialised Mountain Rescue Stretchers (Bell, Scoop, MIBS)
  • Technical rescue kit (ropes, karabiners, descenders, ascenders etc)
  • Shelters (KISU's, tents, large group shelter etc)
  • Winter Kit (snow shovels, avalanche probes etc)
  • Access equipment (bolt-croppers)
  • Generator

Individual Equipment

Each team member is responsible for supplying most of their own personal kit, rucksacs, boots, clothing etc.  Their is a certain amount of equipment which is issued to each full team member at the teams expense.  This includes:

  • Team Jacket (outer waterproof)
  • Team Jacket (midlayer)
  • Helmet
  • Cas Straps
  • High Powered Torch
  • High Visibility Waistcoat and Rucksac Cover

As you can imagine there is are significant and on-going costs involved in purchasing new equipment, maintaining existing equipment and replacing old and worn out or out of date equipment.  A mountain rescue stretcher for example costs in the region of £2000, a fully converted vehicle is approximately £50,000 and just to equip a team member with their individual kit is around £500!

If you are able to help us with these costs your support would be very much appreciated - simply click on the 'Donate' button at the top of the page and follow the instructions.  Thankyou.

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