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 […]
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 […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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.
Last night some of our volunteers were looking at all things medical. They worked on their annual basic life support assessment as well as putting this into a series of scenarios. The team had input from visiting health professionals who also took them through ILS and ALS drills.
It’s #worlddrowningpreventionday2022 Our volunteers, along with our sister team North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and partner agencies Maritime and Coastguard Agency and Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service are often involved in assisting members of the public who get into difficulties in lakes and rivers in Northumberland. Today, we want to spread the message that […]
We’re incredibly pleased to announce that one of our volunteers, Dr. Frances Naylor has been presented with a top Citizens in Policing award from Northumbria Police. The Citizens in Policing awards recognised the outstanding contributions made by selfless volunteers, while serving their many communities. Frances was one of 11 volunteers who received awards from the […]