We take the opportunity of our routine team meetings to recognise team achievement.  The July meeting was no exception…..

At the meeting team member were delighted to vote in trainees Tom and Luke as full team members. Well done to both for their commitment to what is not a trivial achievement. Picture is of Tom receiving his certificate from Chairman Roger. Luke clearly anticipated the vote and appears to have been absent ‘saving lives in wild and remote place’ or some similar activity.

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All our operational team members are regularly trained and assessed in basic lifesaving skills and immediate casualty care but we encourage all to undergo more advanced training. Most years we run a nationally recognised Casualty Care Course which consist of tens of hours of training, a challenging examination paper and two practical scenario (one trauma and one medical). Reward for successful completion is the ownership of yet more equipment to carry in their call out kit…..

…oh and a certificate to recognise their achievement, the qualification is renewed every three years. At last nights team meeting we caught up with Tony, who recently renewed his qualification and Anni who was a first time pass. Well done both. As you can see Anni is camera shy and Medial office Stuart had to forcibly drag her back into frame for the picture.

Being a member of a voluntary rescue team is a considerable commitment. There are training events, fundraising events, committee duties, awareness talks, callouts, equipment maintenance and many other interesting one off tasks. For all of us this has to fit in with busy work and family life.

Thus we were delighted at last nights team meeting to recognise long service commitment by a number of our team members.

John – 5 Years, Ian – 15 years, Shirley – 25 years and Drew – 25 years. In addition to team long service certificates Drew and Shirley received 25 year certificates from Mountain Rescue England and Wales. Pictures show our Chairman, Roger recognising John, Ian and Drew. Shirley was unable to attend the meeting so pictures to follow once we catch up with her.