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20th January 2007 RESCUE TEAM NEEDS RESCUERS
Teesdale & Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue Team are looking for new recruits to join the team which covers the whole of County Durham and parts of the High Pennines including Cross Fell, the highest mountain in the Pennine range.
The Team who are all volunteers, average 40 callouts per year some lasting only an hour or two and some which cover a number of days. However because of work commitments etc team members are not expected to attend every callout.
Team spokesman Steve Owers said "The type of men and women we are looking for are keen walkers or climbers who are reasonably fit and have basic hill skills such as being able to read a map and take bearings. We will give training in mountain rescue skills and casualty care during a one year probationary period. Also because we are a charity and have to raise all of the funds needed to run the Team ourselves we would expect new members to take part in fund raising events such as street collections, sponsored events etc".
An open evening is being held at the Teams Rescue Centre which is behind the Police Station, Harmire Rd, Barnard Castle on Wed 24th January at 7.30pm.
Further details can be found on the Teams website www.twsmrt.org.uk
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