We have responded to 39 callouts in 2015

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LATEST NEWS - WE ARE RECRUITING FOR A SEPTEMBER 2015 INTAKE

If you are interested in joining the team we will be taking on prospective members in September 2015  It is important you understand the commitment required of our team members so please take time to read the information found on the 'Join The Team' page and download an application form - we usually take 4-6 new members on each year, and a probationary period of 1 year.

ABOUT US

We have responded to 63 callouts in 2014, see above for 2015.

The team operates from a purpose-built base in Penrith. It is a registered charity and one of eleven members of the Lake District Search and Rescue Association (LDSAMRA). In turn the LDSAMRA teams fall under the governing umbrella of Mountain Rescue England & Wales (MREW).The team is entirely funded by donations. All its members are unpaid volunteers, willing to respond any day of the year in any weather. We respond to 40+ callouts a year and are on call 365 days per year, 24 hours per day.

The operational members of the team commit to a rigorous programme of training throughout the year, covering casualty care, off-road and ‘blue-light’ driving, radio communications, search management and swift water rescue.

PMRT covers the largest geographic area of any of the Lakes District Mountain Rescue Teams. Our area stretches from the Scottish Border in the North to the Northumberland Border in the East, down the North Pennines to High Cup Nick above Dufton in the South, with the North-eastern fells of the Lake District (Haweswater) making up our Western boundary. We often work alongside our neighbouring Mountain Rescue teams, particularly Patterdale and Kirkby Stephen.

 

 

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