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Discussion in 'Bushcraft Chatter' started by spud_23, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. spud_23

    spud_23 Forager

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    Afternoon ladies and gents,
    Been quite a while since I posted on here but I now find myself looking to the collective expertise of this wonderful community!

    Any of you guys out there involved in Lowland Search and Rescue or Mountain Rescue?

    Just joined the local ALSAR team.

    Cheers!
    Spud
     
  2. Quixoticgeek

    Quixoticgeek Full Member

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    Yep,

    A friend of mine is in the local SAR team, and I have volunteered as a body a few times now. I'm not upto doing full on SAR member, but I support them the best way I can, by getting lost :p

    Have just volunteered to body for the local SARDA group too.

    J
     
  3. wolf man

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    Het Spud_23,

    welcome me to the SAR family. It's a brilliant organisation and doesn't get enough credit for what it does.
    im sure that you are going to have a brilliant time with your SAR group.

    I've been a member of OxSAR for about 5 years now, and despite some horrendous finds, still enjoy it and hopefully will continue for some time yet.

    I know there are a few others on here who are also members of their regional groups.
     
  4. spud_23

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    Thanks both, Wolf man maybe get the opportunity of working with you at some point? CamSAR are our sponsors, and I believe we have a mutual aid with OxSAR? Have my initial SARTech course in May, hopefully will be having a long association with them!
     
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    RAF MR Troop here, been involved just shy of 20 years mostly in Scotland but now in Wales. Hope you enjoy your time with your team.
     
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    Hi Spud,

    Welcome to MREW. There are a few SAR members bumping around the site. You can get some good advice and support if its needed. I'm in a south Wales MR team and enjoying every minute of it!

    Nigel.
     
  7. spud_23

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    Bit of an update,

    passed my Basic Search Techicians Course so fully Operational pending passing Medical and Radio Comms assessments, loving it so far! appreciating the offers of support from the collective here at BCUK, attended my first meet in about 18 months last weekend, forgot how much I missed it!

    Limaed, my original plan was the qualify as a Combat Medic in the RAF and Join the MR Troop however I was MD'd before attending Halton👎

    Spud
     
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    Glad you're enjoying been involved in SAR - can I ask what you had to do to pass the Search Technicians course and the level of medical experience required to qualify you as operational? Cheers
     
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    Search Techs course was MisPer Characteristics, H&S stuff, Search Techniques, Risk Awareness, Medical Support, Comms, Operations Control, Crime Scene Preservation, and MisPer Behaviour.
    the medical experience for the basic course is essentially basic First Aid however most Team Members go on to become community First Responders after a couple months experience as Operational. We have a lot of medical capacity on our team In particular with CFR's, Ambulance Techs, Fire Fighters with advanced medical training, a Paramedic Trainer and an A&e doctor.

    spud
     
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    Good stuff Spud, pretty comprehensive!
     
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    MR member for SW team and coastguard rescue technician here; well done on making a rewarding commitment.


    Sent from my hidey hole using Tapatalk... sssh!
     
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    20yrs in busy MRT, now retired longtime.
     
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    Thirteen years with the Scottish Mountain Rescue, now long retired too. Moved on to let some more younger lads and lassies join up. No lack of volunteers thankfully.
     

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