Training in the dark

Team members training rope skills in the dark.

Working in cold, dark environments makes it harder for everyone. This week some of our volunteers got together in Northumberland to work on their technical rope rescue skills. In addition to this included putting their casualty care skills into practice. It doesn’t take much for a slip or stumble to become quite a protracted and […]

Water team interoperability training

Photo of team members practising water rescue techniques

At the weekend, some of our volunteers were out training with members from @hmcoastguard These joint training opportunities allow both teams to develop resilience and interoperability procedures. Despite being a ‘mountain’ rescue team, we also support the Coastguard and our local fire and rescue services with water incidents including flooding.

60th anniversary of events leading to the formation of NNPMRT

Photo at the memorial cairn for Jock Scott and Willie Middlemas

A tragic incident which took the lives of two shepherds, Jock Scott and Willie Middlemas, led to the formation of our mountain rescue team. Last week, a small team of volunteers were joined by members of Jock’s family, local farmers and scouts from the 1st Whittingham Baden Powell Scouts to commemorate the 60th anniversary of […]

Contributing to a collective response to major incidents

Photo of emergency service partners

Last week one of our Duty Controllers teamed up with other emergency service partners to sharpen their collective response to major incidents – such as severe weather. Led by Northumbria Police, Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service, Northumberland County Council, the Environment Agency, and ourselves took part in the joint two-day-long event in Alnwick. The participants […]

New support team coordinator

Photo of our new Support Team Coordinator, Louise

A big welcome to our new support team coordinator Louise! Louise heads our support team; volunteers help keep the team moving with fundraising, representation at local events and even acting as ‘casualties’ when we train! The support team are always looking for new volunteers; it’s a great way to get involved! If you’re interested, drop […]

Fundraising thank you

A huge THANK YOU to The Bridge Singers for their fabulous fun days as part of their concerts for us! They’ve raised over £476 for us! Thank you to all the singers and to those who attended the concerts!

Team members pass Casualty Care exam

After a busy week with incidents, some of our volunteers along with members from North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team were involved in taking their casualty care exam this weekend. This is the culmination of 12 months work and ensures that they are able to deliver a higher level of care to any casualty. It […]

Montane Spine Race Summer Challenge

We’ve mentioned Andy Ayre before but our team leader caught up with him recently when he paid us a visit. Andy ran the Montane Spine Race Summer Challenge to raise funds for our team and MS Research & Relief Fund based in Morpeth. Andy’s Friend & Neighbour Anne Evens sadly died a few years ago […]

Great North Run 2022

Runners taking part in the Great North Run 2022

Sunday 11 September was the Great North Run! Can we say a massive thank you to everyone who ran for us! Between them, they raised over £2000 for us! Thank you to Nic, Liz, Fran, Aled, Matt, Charlotte and everyone who donated!

Technical rope rescue skills

Earlier in the week, our volunteers got together to practise their technical rope rescue skills. In addition to that, our medics also had a chance to work on delivering casualty care in difficult situations. Bringing these two skill sets together makes training much more challenging but also more realistic.