Water Awareness Training
Last weekend was no different with several CVSRT members heading down to the river at Hardcastle Crags to attend a Water Awareness Training Session [Module 1], delivered by our qualified Swiftwater Rescue & Flood Technicians inline with the national MREW guidelines.
Once briefed and fully kitted up with the necessary protective equipment for the wintery conditions, the team members entered the water. The group experienced several training exercises including; self-rescue in the event of accidental immersion, identifying rescue opportunities and hazards to look out for during a search and rescue near water and practised throw-line techniques.
Despite the wintery conditions, the session proved extremely valuable and members gained a healthy respect for the water and search & rescue protocol.