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on-going costs involved in purchasing new equipment, maintaining existing equipment and replacing old and worn out or out of date equipment.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.

  • Getting Ready

    Getting Ready

    Preparing for a Search

    A typical search group of three fully trained team members preparing to embark on a search.  They are supplementing their own personal kit with a range of team equipment which will enable them to begin to care for and stabilise a casualty should they make a find.  This group kit includes first aid kit, group shelter, insulating mat, casualty bag and radio equipment. This extra kit is shared is shared amongst the group for carrying.

  • Landrover

    Landrover

    Our Newest Landrover

    Registered as an ambulance and fully converted to fulfill the mountain rescue roll.  This vehicle can carry a large amount of equipment and personnel and is very capable over rough terrain.  It can be easily configured to carry a casualty on a mountain rescue stretcher and is also able to act as a radio relay station if necessary being fully equipped with appropriate radios and a telescopic mast.

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