Mountain Rescue

Bolton Mountain Rescue Team receives 4×4 vehicle donation

Chorley based BT-HS (Bespoke Traffic Highway Solutions), a leader in the design, build, conversion and hire of specialist vehicles, has recently donated a SsangYong Musso 4×4 vehicle from its fleet to Bolton Mountain Rescue Team. As part of the company’s ongoing community initiatives, BT-HS not only donates the vehicle, but has provided the bespoke conversion… Read more »

Senior blue light leaders make landmark mental health commitment

Emergency services across each of the home nations have committed to a uniform approach to supporting the mental health of their emergency responder workforce. In a UK first, The Chief Officers of the National Police Chiefs’ Council, National Fire Chiefs Council and Association of Ambulance Chief Executives have made a public pledge on behalf of… Read more »

Mountain rescue team welcomes New Defender

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team (MRT) has received the keys to its new rescue vehicle from Colin Todd of Lakeland Land Rover. The vehicle is the first of the New Defender 110 models to be adapted for mountain rescue and the purchase and conversion was made possible by the success of an appeal to raise £85,000,… Read more »

Leadership appointment follows Mountain Rescue election

Mike Park MBE has been elected as the new Senior Executive Officer (SEO) of Mountain Rescue England and Wales following the charity’s online AGM. The SEO role leads the national mountain rescue organisation, supported by an Operations Director (Mike Margeson MBE), Liaison Officer (Mike France MBE), President (Ray Griffiths MBE) and Chair of Trustees (Jake… Read more »

Annual call out figures tell a mixed story across Mountain Rescue in England and Wales

Statistics from Mountain Rescue England and Wales (MREW), the umbrella organisation for Mountain Rescue teams across England and Wales, tell a mixed story for 2020. Overall, call out numbers for the year are remarkably consistent with 3080 call outs in 2020 compared with 2973 in 2019, a relatively small increase of 107 (under 4%). But… Read more »