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Keep Rescue Team Operational

by Derrick Reid in South Molton, England, United Kingdom

Keep Rescue Team Operational

£125

raised of £5,000 target

5

supporters
2% 15 days left
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 7th October 2020 at 11:59pm

Our team vehicles are key to a successful rescue. We need to keep them operational (servicing, fuel and tax).

by Derrick Reid in South Molton, England, United Kingdom

Exmoor Search & Rescue Team

What we do

We are a volunteer organisation which assists the police in locating lost or missing persons and recovering the injured or ill from remote locations across large parts of Devon and Somerset. We offer a unique skill-set comprising navigation, search techniques, medical treatment, casualty extraction (stretchers, vehicles) along with technical rope (steep and vertical ground) and water (flood and swift water) rescue capabilities

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 Our vehicles - key to success

Each one of our four vehicles provides a specialist role over and above the conventional personnel carrying capability and initial first aid equipment:

  • Incident Control vehicle - primarily provides space and technology (radios and computers) to manage a search and rescue operation.
  • Ambulance - a bespoke customised VW van with the ability, through the re-arrangement of seats, to allow a casualty to be carried safely in a stretcher and treated by medical personnel whilst in transit
  • Technical rescue 1 - Primarily carries rope rescue equipment
  • Technical rescue 2 - Primarily carries our water rescue (flood and swift water) equipment.

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Why we need support

We rely upon fundraising efforts for nearly all of our income with little support from Central Government. With vehicles aged between 5 and 30yrs we worry that the next visit to the garage will impact on our capabilities. All fundraising is a balance between covering running costs and funding capital projects such as vehicle replacements.

Covid-19

The team remained operational throughout the lockdown period and were actually called out three times during that time. However, fundraising events have been cancelled with a significant impact on income.

Maintaining our vehicles is a significant annual cost but is crucial to saving lives.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£100 or more

Rescue Experience

Take part in a training exercise where you could take the part of a simulated casualty or just observe the team in action

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Visit and tour of HQ in South Molton. Shown around building, vehicles and equipment

Let's make 'Keep Rescue Team Operational' happen

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