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If you need help from Mountain Rescue in an emergency do not attempt to contact us directly. Instead contact the Police as follows:

Use a mobile phone or get to the nearest landline telephone and dial 999 (or 112 which works just like 999).

Then ask the operator for the Police and tell them you need Mountain Rescue help.

Tell the Police:

  • the exact location of the incident
  • the nature of any injuries
  • the number of casualties
  • your phone number

If it’s a landline phone then stay near the telephone unless instructed otherwise.

If using a mobile phone you may receive a text message from Mountain Rescue. Follow the instructions on the text – which is simply to click on the link in the text (so make sure your data connection is active before clicking the link). Doing so will give Mountain Rescue your location – you should receive a confirmation message.

If you have hearing or speech difficulties:

In an emergency you can contact the 999 emergency services by text. You will only be able to use this service if you first register your phone, so register now — don’t wait for an emergency! To do so, simply text ‘register’ to 999 then follow the instructions sent.

Then, in an emergency, contact the emergencySMS service by texting 999. Your message should include the word Police then details of the incident and location. This is also useful if the phone signal is low and a voice call keeps cutting out – there can be a chance to send a text message.

The following email addresses are NOT monitored 24-hours a day but are checked regularly during ‘office hours’. Please do not use them to contact us in an emergency or to request assistance with an incident or to report information e.g. about a search, as this will result in a delay. Such matters should be reported to the Police who will advise us as and when necessary. The south and west of our area is covered by North Yorkshire Police; the north and east is covered by Cleveland Police.

For non-urgent enquiries:

For administrative matters (not recruitment):


Or write to The Secretary, Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team c/o Civic Centre Stone Cross Northallerton DL6 2UU

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To apply to join the Team

Click Joining The Team and thoroughly read the information provided – especially the sections about the amount of time and commitment required of a Team member as that cannot be over estimated! Then, if you’re still interested, follow the guidance and contact information on that page.

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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.

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