Join The Team2018-01-17T22:49:54+00:00

Interested in Joining the Team?

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New members are welcome at all times. Please contact secretary@nwmrt.org for further details and an application form.

EXPECTED EXPERIENCE

Most prospective members have hill walking, mountaineering or first aid experience, but this does not exclude anyone from joining, as commitment is considered to be the greatest strength.

INDUCTION COURSES

Induction courses are held at various times throughout the year when sufficient numbers of personnel have submitted their application.  To apply, email the Secretary using the link above, expressing your interest to join, include your contact telephone number, address and email address.

TRAINING

Prospective members will complete an intense induction program to learn the core skills of mountain rescue.  On completion, they will move to probationary status, and gain experience by participating in operations, training and fund raising activities.  The committee will consider full membership when a probationary member satisfactorily demonstrates their commitment and skills.  The entire process to become a full member can take up to two years.

REQUIREMENTS

You need to be at least 18 years old and have a good level of fitness.  You need internet access to view our team forum and D4H (search and rescue software), which are our main means of communication, a mobile phone to be called out on operations and independent transport to travel to training and operational events.

COMMITMENT

Do not underestimate the level of commitment to be a Team Member.  Training occurs two to three times each month….including regular weekend training. Expect to be called out on operations at anytime of the day or night, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  You need to operate effectively in extreme weather conditions and do not expect to be thanked.  Operations are neither conducive to family life, nor a busy social life.  However, you will form strong friendships, be a valued member of the community and get a great sense of achievement.

What we do at NWMRT

Mountain Rescue Support Group

The Mountain Rescue Support Group (MRSG)is an opportunity for volunteers, who cannot commit to being an operational member, to get involved in Team activities.  It will utilise the knowledge, experience and skills of our communities, creating a strong framework in support of operations and training standards.  Typical activities will include:

  • Logistical support to courses and training
  • Non operational team officer positions
  • Acting as casualties for rescuers and dogs
  • Marketing, advertising and sponsorship
  • Equipment checks and acquisitions
  • Public relations and community education
  • Information technology and social media
  • Fund raising

Applicants will be invited to a team briefing and witness a demonstration by members using a variety of equipment before deciding to join.  An application to join the MRSG is available using the link below.  Get involved with your local Mountain Rescue Team and make a difference!

For further information on any of the above contact secretary@nwmrt.org

In an emergency or if you get into difficulties

call 112 or 999.

Ask for POLICE and then MOUNTAIN RESCUE

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