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Category Archive: Team News

Apr 11 2017

Team Member Interview – Craig Scollick

In this series of team member interviews, we find out more about what makes our volunteers tick. For our second interview we talk to Craig Scollick, a team member for over 10 years.

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/team-member-interview-craig-scollick/

Apr 03 2017

Team Member Interview – Dave Close

In this series of team member interviews, we find out more about what makes our volunteers tick. For our first interview we talk to Dave Close, otherwise known as El Presidenti.   What is your role within the team and what does it involve? I’m presently the Team Secretary, tasked with ensuring a smooth flow …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/team-member-interview-dave-close/

Dec 06 2016

Talking to BBC Radio Devon about the team’s 40 years saving lives

Ramblings of a Mountain Rescue Team. Hill Party Leader Steve Jones and Fundraising Officer Al Pewsey talk to BBC Radio Devon’s Shep on the past 40 years and what’s ahead for the next 40 years. Click on the green play button to play the clip (duration 10:31). You can also open the clip in the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/talking-to-bbc-radio-devon-about-the-teams-40-years-saving-lives/

Nov 30 2016

First Experience of the fabled All Night Nav

The All Night Navigation Exercise In the second post from the 2016 intake of team trainees, (read Becky’s post here) Dave blogs about his first experience of the All Night Navigation Exercise. The event is a right of passage for our team trainees and takes place towards the end of them completing their log book. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/dartmoor-rescue-all-night-navigation/

Nov 26 2016

Devon rescuers celebrate their 40th year saving lives

Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team (Ashburton) – 40th Anniversary celebration This November saw the 40th Anniversary of the creation of Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team (Ashburton). To celebrate, black ties were tied and posh frocks were worn to a formal dinner where current and, past members and their partners mingled with honoured guests from Devon and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/devon-rescuers-celebrate-their-40th-year-saving-lives/

Nov 17 2016

Becky’s first few days in a search and rescue team

The class of 2016 On Saturday 12th November this year Devon charity Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton held its annual trainee selection day. Following the assessment 5 lucky candidates were invited to join the search and rescue team as trainees, attending their first training evening just 4 days later. Becky, one of the new intake was …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/a-trainees-first-few-days-in-a-search-and-rescue-team/

Oct 25 2016

Mountain Rescue Casualty Care Success

Congratulations to the 16 team members who passed their Mountain Rescue Casualty Care assessment at the weekend, especially to those taking it for the first time. The MR Cas Care assessment is an advanced qualification above the standard levels of first aid competence that all our members have to have. The team now has 34 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/casualty-care-success/

Sep 11 2016

Amazing support for team of volunteers recognised

Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton’s  ‘dart2ZERO’ Supporters Club held it’s annual ‘Supporters Cream Tea’ to thank the public for all the support they give throughout the year. The day turned out to be a perfect sunny Sunday afternoon, and the team’s rescue centre was the ideal setting for tea, cake and of course scones.

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/amazing-support-for-team-of-devon-volunteers-recognised/

Aug 06 2016

Missing 16 year old enters the River Dart

The team were called around 22:00 on Friday 5th August to assist Devon & Cornwall Police in looking for a 16 year old male reportedly entering the River Dart having shed all his clothing.

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/callout-20160805/

Jul 18 2016

Amazing support from Dartmoor Vale Rotarians

Following a presentation to the Rotarians based in Bishopsteignton earlier in the year by our Fundraising Officer, we opened the doors to our Rescue Centre to give them a hands on insight to our work, equipment and vehicles. The visit proved a great success and following the tour, the team was presented with a cheque …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/dvrotary-donation/

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