Category Archive: Training

Oct 19 2015

OVMRO/NEWSAR/Bristows joint training – Sunday 18/10/2015

On Sunday a small group of NEWSAR team members travelled to the Ogwen Valley in Snowdonia to take part in a joint exercise between the volunteer Mountain Rescue members of Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation (OVMRO) and NEWSAR, together with a Bristows SAR helicopter and crew from Caernarfon. The scenario was that a walker had …

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Jul 15 2014

Snowdonia Seven 2014

On Saturday 12th July more than 20 NEWSAR team members travelled to Llanberis to support the 40th running of the Snowdonia Seven.  This fell running event is organised by North Wales Police Officers.  It pits teams from constabularies all around the UK against the rugged Snowdonia mountains.  They have to run a challenging course over seven …

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Jul 10 2014

Water Self Rescue Training – Wednesday 9th July 2014

This week we split into three groups for training, with some people back at base continuing the Water Awareness and safety training coupled with some Casualty Care (First Aid) training. However, this article will focus on the practical water search and rescue training which took place in the River Dee at Mile End Mill, near Llangollen. …

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Jul 07 2014

Water safety training – 2nd July

July 2014 is water safety  month for the Team. In Wednesday’s training session, some team members attended base to learn the theory of water safety and then were tested on their knowledge. The rest of the team went down to Mile End Mill in Llangollen where they were put through their paces in the water. Here are …

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