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Training Events & Exercises, 2011-2


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Shropshire September 2012 Rescue Practice

On Sunday 16th September we held our annual Shropshire rescue practice. This was a joint surface practice with Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service, plus a review of Crag rescue kit and practices. See the report on the 2012 practice >>

MCRO Training Day, 8th January 2012

Thirty-five cave rescuers, cavers and mine explorers, descended upon Total Access (UK) Limited's classrooms and training centre facilities once again on Sunday 8th January 2012 for a day of presentations, classroom and practical training. Read the full report on the Training Day >>

Snailbeach Weekend 2011 or "How many teams can you fit in one hole?"

As one of the smaller cave rescue teams in Britain, in the event of a major rescue, MCRO would be calling in many of the neighbouring cave rescue teams to provide additional rescuers, support and equipment. Whilst we already work very closely with Gloucestershire CRG (GCRG), this weekend saw representatives from a staggering eight cave rescue teams based in England and Wales training together. Of the 45 representatives, team members represented MCRO, GCRG, Derbyshire CRO, Cave Rescue Organisation, Mendip CRO, South East CRO, North Wales CRO and South and Mid Wales CRT.


This was to be a real triumph of multi teams working hand in hand and just to add the final blend of complexity, there were two members of the Hungarian Cave Rescue Service along with two Poles and one Lebanese caver (all now members of home teams) thrown in for good measure! One thing was for sure, that with this diversity and the Shropshire and Black Country dialects, communication had to be good!

Some of the weekend delegates - after the Saturday practice

This was the second such multi-team weekend training event that MCRO has hosted and has proved to be an excellent opportunity to work together, share ideas and knowledge between local cave rescue teams. We would like to express our thanks to all those who attended and participated in the weekend, all of whom contributed to its success. In particular, we would like to thank the contributors to the Sunday programme and Bill Whitehouse (BCRC Chairman), Pete Allwright (BCRC Secretary), Anthony Rich (BCRC Legal Adviser) and Paul Taylor (GCRG Chairman) for their continued support and the residents of Snailbeach.


Read the full report on the Snailbeach 2011 page >>