Devon Cave Rescue Organisation undergo regular rescue practices in caves and
underground locations throughout Devon, and have joint practices with other teams.
An example of this was with Dartmoor Rescue Group (Ashburton Section), the venue was
kept "top secret " until the day when those team members who had
indicated their availability received a telephone call detailing the
location, nature of incident, number of person reported missing etc.
This tested the teams ability to respond quickly to an incident. The
evening went well and a number of key lessons were learnt and in general
the rescue practice was deemed very successful. Using the react
stretcher on loan from West Breacon Cave rescue Team proved successful,
especially the lifeline and haul shuffle method of lifting a stretcher
from a vertical haul to horizontal with a limited height pitch head.
8th February 2012- Dog Hole Rescue Practice -
15th December 2011- Great Rock Rescue Practice
- Search & Recovery
04th December 2011- Redmore Mine - Shaft
rigging and hauling
10th November 2011- Wheal Fanny Mine - Mine
13th October 2010- Great Rock Mine - ???
6th October 2007 - Crowndale Mine - Rescue Practice - Rope Access
8th August 2007 - Chudleigh Rock Centre - Rigging Practice
12th June 2007 - Murder Investigation Scenario Training Evening
28th April 2007 - Afton Red Rift - Full Rescue Scenario
15th Feb 2007 - ??? (Adventure First Aid) led Training Evening
13th Dec 2006 - DCRO Receive Training From Devon & Cornwall Police
18th Oct 2006 - Details of another joint DCRO-DRG practice
The date, time and location of the next Practice will appear on the diary page
Thanks to all those who attended the Last Practice.