08.50hrs, 30 January 2016
Earlier today we received a request from Northumbria Police to assist in the search for Leanne Bramwell who was believed to be in the Widdrington or Cresswell. We responded along with North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team.
Thankfully as one of our Incident Controllers was en-route to the briefing with the Police, Leanne was found safe and well. The positive outcome meant that our Team members could continue to Lyon Work & Rescue at Tebay, Cumbria for a training day. More on this later!
A total of 2 members were involved for 40 minutes.
Last night was a training night for Team members.
Half of the group were involved in a session delivered by MIND on dealing with mental health issues. A very informative session which should us to better support Team members who might following a traumatic incident suffer from mental health issues.
The other half of the group looked at the newly updated stretcher bed fitting in the back of one of our Land Rover 4×4 ambulances and practised setting up the satellite Broadband system so that we have access to the Internet wherever we are.
We are holding a presentation for potential trainees tonight.
All applicants to join the team are invited along for a presentation of the teams work and expectations. Following this the individual may move on to a skills weekend and finally enroll on to the trainee list to start training in the many and varied skills required to become a full team member.