Teesdale and Weardale Search and Mountain Rescue Team
Based at Durham fire station. It was due to be replaced with a brand new control unit in late 2017 and sold on to another similar organisation.
Sky Watch Civil Air Patrol
The Civil Air Patrol is one of the largest charitable air observation organisations in Europe. Volunteers used their fleet of aircraft that includes aeroplanes, light helicopters, autogyros and small unmanned aerial vehicles. They observe and report to the emergency services instances of preservation and protection of people and property.
This small rescue craft enables a lifeguard to move through water at 20 km/h to rescue casualties. The TFT display on the dashboard tells the rider all of the important figures like speed, depth and battery power. It is fitted with two water jets for propulsions that are battery powered (the battery lasts approximately 60 minutes). It can be used on water and under water with a maximum operating depth of an incredible 40 metres. It can tow up to 10 people in the water for mass rescues.