27th November 2012 ALL CHANGE IN LOCAL MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM
Some important changes have taken place within Teesdale & Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue Team, the Team who cover alll of County Durham.
Chris Roberts has stood down after 2 years as Team Leader. Chris from Cotherstone has been in the Team 16 years in various roles including in charge of the Youth Section who he took to Iceland to work with the Icelandic Search & Rescue. He will be replaced as Team Leader by Pete Bell from Darlington who during his 8 years in the Team has made a significant contribution to our casualty care capability.
The other significant change is the renaming of our Rescue Centre. The Rescue Centre in Barnard Castle was complited in 2002 following a fund raising appeal which included a National Lottery grant. A major participant in the appeal was Team member Chris Scott from Spennymoor. Chris was a founder member of the Team in 1968 and since 1998 has been its Treasurer. A former Team Leader Alan Best said "Chris has made an outstanding contribution to the team, he is the sort of person who works away in the background and who you know you can rely upon to do a good job. Chris has left his mark in a number of areas within the Team, he produced a computer based data logging system to record our incidents which was adopted by other mountain rescue teams, he was managed our assosiate members for many years and with his wife Kathleen has attended the majority of our street collections what ever the weather."
At the Teams recent AGM Chris was first presented with a 40 Year Long Service Award by Mountian Rescue England and Wales.
In recognition of his commitment to Teesdale & Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue Team our base has been renamed The Chris Scott Search & Mountain Rescue Centre.
Photo - Pete Bell (left) new Team Leader with Chris Scott (right)
Notes For Editor Teesdale
& Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue Team are affiliated to the "Mountain
Rescue - England and Wales". We provide a Search and Rescue service throughout
County Durham and beyond primarily for the Police but also for the other emergency
services. All Team members are volunteers and we rely on monies raised by ourselves
as a registered charity to run the Team. Further details regarding our latest
callouts and Team information can be found on our website www.twsmrt.org.uk