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.
Peak District National Parkis the world's second most visited national park - bounded by Manchesterto the North, Sheffieldto the East, Derbyand Stoke-on-Trentto the South and the CheshirePlains to the West.
The Kinder Mountain Rescue Team primarily provides a
Search and Rescueservice 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
DerbyshirePolice, 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 Rescueteams in the Peak Districtdon'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).
Search and rescue dog
Wilderness first aid
* [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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