2023 Roundup

It’s been another busy year for our volunteers. This year, we’ve responded to 77 incidents, up from 69 last year. Of this 77: 40 incidents were rescues of injured / stranded persons in known locations 25 incidents were searches 1 incidents was a flooding event In our opinion, 16 of these incidents were avoidable. We’ve […]

Deputy Prime Minister visits Northumbria Local Resilience Forum

In August the Deputy Prime Minister, Oliver Dowden, spent a morning with Northumbria Local Resilience Forum partner agencies at Thrunton Woods. Other local dignitaries were in attendance too. The visit marked the launch of the Government’s new National Risk Register, here in Northumberland. The Deputy Prime Minister heard first hand how Northumberland County Council, Northumbria […]

Farewell to one of our longer serving team members

At team training this week we said farewell to one of our longer serving team members. Fiona has been a mountain rescue team member for 23 years; 10 years with Buxton Mountain Rescue Team and 13 with us. But, after a busy 23 years, Fiona has decided to hang up her red jacket. “I still […]

That’s a wrap!

Last week one of our rescue vehicles had a bit of a facelift! Foxtrot was in for a bit of TLC; getting a new high viz wrap on the bumpers and wing mirrors. A big thank you to Top Signs Ltd in Hexham for putting the wrap on and to Lakeside Group for doing the […]

Promoting safety on the hills with ITV News

You may have seen some of our volunteers near Simonside this week. They did a short piece of filming with ITV News to share some of our key messages about being #adventuresmart Do you have the right skills and do you know how to use them? Do you have appropriate kit for the activity you […]

Ordnance Survey (OS) support

The ability to navigate and relocate is an essential part of being outside and enjoying the hills safely. Like other Mountain Rescue England and Wales teams, we’re delighted that the Ordnance Survey are supporting our members by giving them free access to the OS app. Mountain Rescue’s figures from 2022 showed that over one in […]

Cheviots Challenge 2023

Join us on the 2nd September for our annual Cheviots Challenge. You can walk or run the event; do it on your own or with your mates and by taking part, you’ll be helping to raise funds for our team. Visit the link to the Trail Outlaws website to book your place

Fundraising thank you

Earlier this week we got a chance to say THANK YOU to one of our fundraisers! Sam ran the mini Great North Run and raised £300 for our team! This week, our team leader gave Sam a tour of one of our emergency vehicles at our base in Rothbury and he had a chance to […]

Wildfire awareness and safety

Wildfire awareness and safety was the topic of our training session earlier this week. Over recent years we have provided logistical, communications and drone support during wildfire incidents, as well as ensuring the safety of members of the public who might happen to be in the vicinity of the fire. Many thanks to Northumberland Fire […]

New bespoke medical kits

Our team medical officer recently received 50 bespoke medical kits from MERE Supplies. They were delivered in person by one of their founders and directors, Bradley Sadat-Shafai. The team have worked with Brad’s team to produce kits that meet our specific needs. A huge thank you to the team from MERE Supplies