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Training Events & Exercises


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For MCRO warden details, please see our Contact Us page

 

Previous Training Events

 

 

First Aid practiceMCRO members train on a regular basis, practicing different aspects of First Aid and Cave Rescue techniques above and below ground.

 

Practice locations can range from indoor climbing facilities, to "classroom" based theory sessions and full underground practices with members of other organisations.


 

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Pinzgauer in action during a rescue practiceWe also hold 'familiarisation' exercises with local Fire & Rescue teams and other emergency services and members attend training session with Gloucestershire Cave Rescue Group, South & Mid-Wales Cave Rescue Team and other CROs. 

 

If you are an experienced caver and would like to join us, please contact one of the Wardens on the 'Contact Us' page.


 

Recent Training Events

 

BCRC Training Day & AGM Weekend, Buxton, 8th-9th April

MCRO reps attended the BCRC AGM at the weekend. Emma continues as BCRC Secretary, Mike as Equipment Officer and Kelvin as Web Officer. Thanks to all MCRO volunteers working at a national cave rescue level..

 

Land Search Training, 17th March

Despite blizzard conditions, team members were able to make it to Forest of Dean for their Land Search training refresher course.

 

Succesfull Insepction Course, 16th March

Well done to MCRO members, Andy, Dea and John, who passed the Equipment Inspection course this month, and Emma who renewed her certificate. Thanks to Mike, BCRC Equipment Officer, for running the course for Midlands Cave Rescue Organisation and Severn Area Rescue Association.

2018 inspection course

 

Winter Training Day, 7th January

Our annual training day at Total Access (UK) Limited's training centre, Eccleshall was another success with team members practicing a range of techniques. This year they included rescuing a caver stuck on a pitch, and using the larkin frame for raising an lowering a stretcher over an edge (we used a small building!).

 

Rescuing a caver trapped on a pitch at Total Access, Eccleshall, Staffordshire.Rescuing a caver trapped on a pitch

Using the Larkin Frame at Total Access, Eccleshall, Staffordshire.Using the Larkin Frame for stretcher haulage over an edge

Team members at Total Access, Eccleshall, Staffordshire.Team members: Rick Stanton, Ian Millard, Dea Wilkins, Steve Holding and Josh Rowson on stretcher haulage. Thanks to Bartek Biela for images of the training from his drone.