Longtown Mountain Rescue Team was originally formed in 1965 to help people in difficulties within the Black Mountains. The role of the team has now expanded to include a wide variety of potential situations, where the police consider our assistance and expertise would be of benefit.
We are an independent charity responsible for the teams funding and management. The team consists solely of volunteers from all walks of life, with a wide variety of occupations, who give up their free time to combine a love of the outdoors with serving the community, assisting people in distress. This commitment means they can be on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, as well as attending the training required to increase and maintain the necessary skills needed to operate.
We respond to on average 30 call outs a year. Call outs can be for any situation where the police think the teams expertise is required, this has been as diverse as locating and assisting pilots of crashed gliders, rescuing residents trapped by flooding and locating lost school children.
Interested in joining. Why not check out the requirements. If you would like to join the team or feel you have something to offer we will be happy to hear from you.
As a registered Charity (518928) all funding must be raised by donations, sponsorship or fundraising events. Without the generous support of individuals,groups and local companies the team would not be able to operate.
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