The Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team (DFMRT) is a highly skilled team of volunteers that provides emergency services in the Lake District National Park. On the 30th of April 2023, the team was involved in a joint training exercise with Barrow and Ulverston fire crews to improve their rope rescue skills.
According to the DFMRT report, the training exercise took place at the Slag Bank in Barrow, a location where call-outs have taken place in the past. The scenario was to rescue two casualties who were approximately 60m below and recover them to the top. The exercise was a great success, and the team learned a lot about how they can support and assist each other in the future.
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In the words of the Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team, “Joint training exercises like these are essential to improve our skills and ensure that we are ready to respond to any emergency situation that we may encounter.”
The training exercise highlighted the importance of collaboration between different emergency services in responding to emergencies. The DFMRT and Barrow and Ulverston fire crews were able to work together seamlessly to perform the rescue operation. The exercise also provided an opportunity for both agencies to learn from each other and improve their emergency response capabilities.
As the Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team stated, “We are committed to working closely with other emergency services to ensure that we can provide the best possible care to those in need.”
The DFMRT is a volunteer-based organization that relies on public donations to continue providing life-saving services. Their dedication to serving the community and improving their emergency response capabilities through joint training exercises like these is a testament to their commitment to saving lives.
The joint training exercise between the Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team and Barrow and Ulverston fire crews was a great success. The exercise highlighted the importance of collaboration between different emergency services and provided an opportunity for both agencies to improve their emergency response capabilities. The DFMRT’s commitment to serving the community and improving their skills through joint training exercises makes them a crucial part of the emergency response system in the UK.
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