Team members gathering for the training

The Team were successful with a grant application for £12,500 of rescue equipment – to try out the gear an exercise was held on the river Esk at Trough House Bridge which was filmed by ITV Border along with BBC Radio Cumbria interviews.

The team now has 2 x six person swift water Recsue 3 technician teams plus a powered rib, inflatable platform and inflatable canoe for working inside flooded buildings – training is a major investment by our team members as technicians need re-certification every three years.  We hope to have two fully trained, team member trainers within the team to train our people in-house.

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