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Training Events & Exercises, 2017


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Previous Training Events



BCRC Rescue Conference, 16th - 18th June 2017

Testing stretcher handling skills with the 'Stretcher Race Obstacle course'The bi-annual BCRC cave rescue conference, held over the weekend of June 16th to 18th 2017 was blessed not only with an interesting and engaging series of talks workshops, and demonstrations but probably the hottest and sunniest weather encountered in Wales for years – it was a relief for many delegates, after the long climb to OFD Top Entrance to escape underground!


Hosted by South and Mid Wales Cave Rescue Team (SMWCRT) at Penwyllt the event was attended by over 80 cavers from most of the UK cave rescue teams. Read a bit more >>

Land Search training SARA, Tewksebury, 21st May, 2017

We joined SARA Tewkesbury on a nice, but breezy day, for a land search training exercise to refresh our skills.


Land search training with SARA Tewksbury.Land search training with SARA Tewksbury

BCRC Training Day & AGM Weekend, Buxton, 8th-9th April 2017

Several team members attended the British Cave Rescue Council pre-AGM Technical day at Buxton Fire Station and the BCRC AGM the following day. Delegates to the Technical day were brought up to speed on developments with the Nicola III radios and new requirements for the Casualty Care qualification.

Team Training Day, 8th January 2017

We shook off the New Year and Christmas endulgences with our annual training day at Total Access (UK) Limited's training centre, Eccleshall. This year a number of scenarios were set-up in their excellent training area, where we were able to practice rigging a tyrolean traverse, stretcher hauling and recovering a casualty from an artificial cave. See more pictures >>


Practicing hauling a stretcher on a Tyrolean traverse at Total Access, Eccleshall, Staffordshire.