Meet the Peak District Mountain rescue teams
There are seven Mountain Rescue Teams that cover the Peak District National Park. Each team is made up of volunteers who respond to callouts within their local area. The seven Mountain Rescue Teams are (Edale, Derby, Buxton, Kinder, Glossop, Oldham and Woodhead).
The ‘Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation’ (PDMRO) is the umbrella body for the seven mountain rescue teams and one cave rescue team that operate within the Peak District and the surrounding towns and cities.
As with all the Peak District Mountain Rescue Teams, the PDMRO are all volunteers and they rely on public donations to fund their activities of helping people in distress 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. The teams are always on call and where appropriate, will always respond.
As well as responding to injured, lost and missing people, the volunteers also support emergency services with their specialist skills during adverse events such as weather related emergencies and flood affected areas.
Oldham MRT (Training Exercise)
what is the fundraising used for?
Training is always ongoing and the purchase and use of specialist equipment is one of the major costs incurred by the Mountain Rescue Teams, outside of the day to day running costs which range from £30,000 to £80,000 per year.
All the funding must be found through fund raising and the kind donations made by members of the public and outdoor organisations, such as our charity patches for sale on Peak District Walks.
The money raised through the charity patches sold via Peak District Walks will go towards upgrading the radio communication network from analogue to digital. To date this has cost the organisation several hundred thousands of pounds, with work still to be done. Once complete this will aid our rescue work and further enhance our response to people in distress.
Michael from the PDMRO Team
“Your donations will be put to good use, and as no one is paid in the PDMRO all the money will be channelled into helping people with our skills.
Thank you for helping the Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation help people.”
peak District Mountain rescue teams
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