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Incidents since 01/01/1990
During its 48 years of existence Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team has delivered numerous presentations and lectures describing the work of the Team to a wide variety of groups. Almost all the same questions get asked every time; Why do we do it? Why do we give our time so readily? Why do we drag ourselves out of bed on cold, dark nights to search for missing people? Why do we put our selvesourselves in a position of danger by hanging from seemingly very thin ropes to conduct a crag rescues? Why did we join in the first place?
All Team members are outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy working in and around the hills and mountains. Through an extensive and on-going training regime Team members enjoy learning new skills relevant to the needs of the outdoor environment. They then derive a great deal of satisfaction out of applying those skills to resolve the many and varied incidents they attend. How else, apart from a surprise birthday gift from your family, would you get to drive of road, to dangle off shear cliff faces, to be winched out of a helicopter and save lives in wild and remote places!
The incidents that we have dealt with over the last 48 years have been varied, some more memorable than others, overall the Team has helped more than a 1000 people.
The team endeavour to build good public relations not only in all 'call out' situations but also through the day to day activity of running a successfully voluntary emergency service. Through its commitment to delivering an excellent service to the local community the Team has forged excellent working relationships with the other emergency services and also developed links with a large network of local land owners and businesses in and around the Tees Valley and North Yorkshire area. The Team regards such relationships as an essential component of providing an excellent Mountain Rescue Service.
In 2007 the team introduced school awareness days throughout the Tees valley area. To date a number of schools have taken advantage of this opportunity and feed back from the children and the staff alike has been fantastic. This initiative was introduced to promote the outdoors and to develop confidence in knowing how to react to an accident or situation that they may come across or are possibly involved in whilst enjoying the outdoors.
For further details contact Barry Warrington, Public Relations Officer CMRT firstname.lastname@example.org