Kinder Mountain Rescue Team

The Kinder Mountain Rescue Team is one of seven Mountain Rescue Teams that provide a purely voluntary, un-paid blue-light emergency service in the Peak District National Park in Derbyshire, England. The team is a member of the PDMRO - the Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation.

The Peak District National Park is the world's second most visited national park - bounded by Manchester to the North, Sheffield to the East, Derby and Stoke-on-Trent to the South and the Cheshire Plains to the West.

The Kinder Mountain Rescue Team primarily provides a Search and Rescue service for the area around Kinder Scout Mountain and outwards in a corridor towards the town of Stockport to its North, though they frequently assist teams in other areas and operate outside their region when needed.

The team respond to call-out requests from/via Derbyshire Police, though they can originate from many sources - both other emergency services (such as the regional Ambulance Services or the Fire & Rescue Service when they are unable to reach a casualty for whatever reason), and members of the public.

Mountain Rescue teams in the Peak District don't just work in mountainous areas. Increasingly they are called upon to assist with urban searches/rescue missions where their specialist skills can supplement other emergency services.

They are able to call upon helicopter air support - from the RAF, Police and Air Ambulance as the needs of an incident dictate (or, more usually - as the weather dictates).

There are seven Mountain Rescue teams in the Peak District area;Kinder, Glossop, Oldham, Woodhead, Edale, Derby and Buxton.

They are only able to continue to function with the generous donations they receive (a new mountain rescue ambulance costs £40,000 (GBP), and around £15,000 (GBP) per year for team running costs).

See also

*Mountain rescue
*Search and rescue dog
*Ski patrol
*Wilderness first aid

External links

* [http://www.kmrt.org.uk/ Kinder Mountain Rescue Team website]
* [http://www.edalemountainrescue.co.uk Edale Mountain Rescue Team]
* [http://www.derbymrt.org.uk Derby Mountain Rescue Team]


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