And the results are in…

We are very pleased to announce that 35 members from CVSRT and 1 member from HVMRT successfully completed the MREW Casualty Care Examination (Theory & Practical) this weekend. For some this was their first time to take the exams whilst for most it was to recertify their qualifications.

CVSRT would like to thank members of: Cave Rescue Organisation (CRO) for providing a Senior Examiner and two training casualties, Bolton Mountain Rescue Team (BMRT) for providing an assessor and to Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association (UWFRA) for providing four casualties. Many thanks also to the four examiners who were in attendance from Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) – from Halifax, Bradford Emergency Department, Scarborough RNLI and a clinical supervisor from East Yorkshire.

The successful completion of this Casualty Care Examination is the culmination of several months hard work, perseverance and dedication by team members. It’s worth remembering that all members are specially trained volunteers from the community who have full time jobs where medical care isn’t their chosen vocation. We feel this is an excellent achievement and reinforces our commitment to provide the best possible casualty care to the community.

Non of this would be possible without the selfless help from the numerous medical professionals and fellow mountain rescue volunteers who, over the last few months and this weekend have given up their spare time to assist with our casualty care training and examination. This will be echoed around the country over the coming months as other mountain rescue teams take their examinations. We would also like to thank our active supporters who continue to support the team week after week.

Last but certainly not least, thank you to our families who put up with the long hours of training and who make it possible for us to drop everything at a moments notice to dash off to provide assistance to a complete stranger in their time of need.

Thank you all.

Published in News


Sunday, 19 February 2017

CVSRT received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with evacuation of a 80yr old female who had fallen on The Pennine Way at Cowling.

Whilst team members were en route to the casualty’s location, we received a stand down as Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association were en route and would deal with the incident.

In attendance: 14 CVSRT
Total Duration: 20mins

Additional Info

  • Date Monday, 06 February 2017
  • Location Cowling
  • Grid Reference SD 97115 42913
  • Latitude 53.882403
  • Longitude -2.0453779
  • Man Hours 4.7
  • Members In Attendance 14
Published in Incidents


Friday, 13 January 2017

CVSRT received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with the evacuation of a 71yr old man who had fallen on a riverside path and sustained lower leg injury.

Due to the location of the incident, both CVSRT and Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association deployed to the scene.

In attendance:
6 CVSRT members
8 Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association
Yorkshire Ambulance Service

Additional Info

  • Date Friday, 13 January 2017
  • Location Pool in Wharfedale
  • Grid Reference SE 24666 45357
  • Latitude 53.903794
  • Longitude -1.6260655
  • Man Hours 19.1
  • Members In Attendance 6
Published in Incidents


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