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Training Events & Exercises, 2018


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Previous Training Events



Snailbeach Evacuation Exercise, 11th August

Shropshire Mines Trust take tour groups into Robert's/Perkin's and wanted to test their 'Emergency Rescue Plan' that is initiated should a tour group become trapped underground. As MCRO would be called to assist during such an incident it was decided to test the evacuation procedure.

Snailbeach Evacuation exercise. (Pic: Steve Holding)



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.