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.
Tweed Valley MRT
Incident Control Unit. New in December 2016, the vehicle has been custom built for the team. Inside is a briefing area, tv/monitor screen, 3 workstations and a printer. The vehicle has two VHF radios as well as a duel SIM Card router to create a permanent WiFi hotspot within the vehicle. Mounted in the vehicle is a 10m electronic mast will caries the VHF aerial. In the rear is a welfare area for MRT personnel which include a hot water boiler, hand wash station and microwave.
Mobile Incident Control and Response vehicle. This is 4×4 Transit with mini office in the rear. It can carry a casualty if required and is based at Buxton fire station. In addition to the comms equipment, it has mapping facilities, voice recorders, incident response equipment, hot drinks and food. It cost £53,000 when it entered service in August 2015 and this was met entirely from donations.
|WX53 PVE This Mountain Rescue ambulance carries wording down the sides stating ‘working with Avon and Somerset Constabulary’. It carries blue flashing lights but no roof-mounted light bar.|
|The rear view shows how the car has all bases covered with wording including: police, ambulance, mountain rescue, rescue, cliff rescue and search and rescue.|
|All of the vehicles shown in this line up are RAF mountain rescue from Kinloss and Valley. Around 50 people were involved in the search that was hampered by darkness and severe weather.|
SF52 OTR A close up look at one of the RAF MRT Mercedes Sprinter vans.
|Also in attendance are Lochaber MRT with this Ford Transit personnel carrier.|
Royal Navy helicopter RESCUE 177 is also involved with a couple of Northern Police dog handlers. SARDA Scotland were already at work up the hill.
The helicopter circles with the door open as the winchman and winch operator scour the landscape for the walker. Unfortunately, six days after the walker disappeared, his body was found.