Levels of training
It remains a requirement for all full Team Members to obtain the one day in-house training covering Basic Life Support techniques and fundamental aspects of mountain rescue first aid. This programme includes the use of AED and CPR. Approximately one third of the membership hold the Mountain Rescue England & Wales Casualty Care Certificate or higher and we are fortunate to have three Paramedics and a Doctor on the team also.
Over the last twelve months there has been some major changes to the equipment we carry. Advances in equipment have lead to lighter and more durable products been purchased by the team. All our Paramedics and Team Doctor carry a range of drugs equivalent and sometimes exceeding that of the NHS Ambulance Service. We strive to be on the cutting edge of new equipment use and casualty care to ensure any Casualty we may treat gets only the very best. We continue to work closely with Ysbyty Gwynedd’s Emergency Department who provide Casualty feedback as part of the Mountain Medicine Project. We are all extremely grateful for the support we receive from the Welsh Ambulance NHS Trust and our colleagues from Bristow’s (and formally RAF Valley’s Rescue 122).