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Jan 07 2015

Who to call in an emergency in the UK

With all the various rescue agencies in the UK such as Mountain Rescue, Cave Rescue, The Coastguard, RNLI and The Police, the following pdf leaflet is a guide to who you should call in an emergency in the UK depending on your situation.

It also includes advice regarding contacting the emergency services when using a mobile phone. Click on the image to download.

Mountain Rescue, The Coastguard, The Police? Who do you call in an emergency?

Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/ukemergency/

Jan 26 2015

Slimming World save pounds for rescuers

Over the past twelve months, the members of Ashburton and Buckfastleigh Slimming World have raised an amazing £300 for Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashbuton. Their members have devised a novel way of raising money for local causes by collecting the five pence pieces which they would normally have in change from their weekly membership fees. Team member Phil Martin said “Last year the team were called out to assist the police 29 times, providing their search skills in both rural and urban areas. To meet our operational costs we need to raise £17,000 a year and we are extremely grateful for this donation.”

Volunteers at Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton, affiliated to Mountain Rescue England and Wales, were the beneficiaries of the generous Ashburton and Buckfastleigh Slimming World who during 2014 raising over £300 for the charity’s funds. Read the rest of this entry »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/slimming-world-save-pounds-for-rescuers/

Jan 21 2015

Scouts raise money for rescuers

At Christmas time the 1st Liverton Scout Group went carol singing, on this occasion rather than raise money for their own funds they chose to raise money for Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team (Ashburton). In January the scouts visited the headquarters of the rescue team to get a better understanding of the vital work which these volunteers do and to get ‘hands on’ experience of the rescue equipment and make their donation to team.

Demo for 1st Liverton Scouts Read the rest of this entry »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/scouts-raise-money-for-rescuers/

Jan 18 2015

Team Call Out – Brixham

Our control vehicle and landrover ambulance side by side. Photo shows front of landrover and side of control vehicleAt 01:47 on Saturday 17th January, Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team Ashburton were called out to search for a high risk missing person in the Brixham area. Read the rest of this entry »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/callout-20150117/

Oct 20 2014

Injured kayaker sparks search in upper River Dart valley

The kayakers were found just below Luckey Tor in the upper Dart valley

At 21:34 on Sunday 19th October 2014 our volunteers were called to assist Devon and Cornwall Police in the search and rescue of 2 kayakers who were overdue whilst kayaking the Upper Dart Gorge between Dartmeet and Newbridge. Read the rest of this entry »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/callout-20141019/

Aug 04 2014

More ways to donate on Virgin Money Giving

We are delighted to say that the online options for donating to the team has just increased as we are now registered with Virgin Money Giving to make donating online even easier.

Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team Ashburton is registered on Virgin Money Giving. Why not donate to the team online?

Virgin Money Giving is a ‘not for profit’ organisation and is dedicated to helping charities like us raise as much money as possible, taking just 2% from each donation to cover operating costs. The service automatically claims Gift Aid on donations on our behalf free of charge to make the donations go even further Read the rest of this entry »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/virgingiving/

Jan 24 2014

Missing walker, Avon Dam with no torch, map or compass.

2nd Callout of the day

Map of Huntingdon Warren showing Heap of Sinners cairnThe second full team callout of the day was issued at 18:25 to search for a female walker who had gone for a walk around the Avon Dam Reservoir on the south moor earlier in the day and become lost.

Our mobile Control Vehicle and team members rendezvoused at Cross Furzes on the Abbots Way and were briefed on the search and individual teams sent out to comb areas where the missing walker was thought likely to be.  Read the rest of this entry »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/callout-20140124a/