The Team was established in 1965 and we normally have around 45 to 50 Search and Rescue Team Members (including probationers) who are on call 24-hours a day every day of the year. We are all volunteers; we have no paid staff and our services are offered free to anyone who needs them. We are reliant on the generosity of local people and groups plus other organisations to cover the £42,000 on average it costs to run the Team every year.
In addition to the Search and Rescue Team Members we have an Operational Support Team with about 25 members who help with fundraising activities, acting as injured or missing people, maintaining the vehicles and equipment and a multitude of other jobs.
MONDAY 18TH JANUARY 2021 Our fourth call-out of the year was the second vehicle / flooding related incident for the Team within the space of one-week We were contacted during the afternoon by North Yorkshire Police to provide safety cover while a car which had been washed off the ford near Glaisdale was secured. The Environment Agency were concerned that…
Applications can be made to join the team in a support role (Operational Support) or as a hill going (Search and Rescue) member.
Applications for either role can be made at any time. Intakes for Operational Support members occur at various times of the year. There is one annual intake for Search and Rescue normally each September.Join Now