Author Topic: DCRO Open Day  (Read 583 times)

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DCRO Open Day
« on: January 03, 2013, 09:18:42 am »
On Saturday 19 January 2013, Derbyshire Cave Rescue Organisation is holding its annual open day at the new base at the Fire and Rescue Centre on Staden Lane, Buxton SK17 9RZ.
 
The day performs a number of functions - i.e.
 
1. An induction day which probationary and prospective team members are required to attend.
2. A refresher day for existing team members but particularly those unable to attend much normal training.
3. An opportunity for members of other cave rescue teams to come and see how we do things.
4. An opportunity for any interested cavers to come and find out about cave rescue and what to do if faced with an emergency.
 
Those attending will be divided into groups and will move round a number of stations where the following subjects will be covered
 
1. General session about DCRO - how it works, what is expected from team members and what to do in an emergency.
2. Stretcher loading and manoeuvring a casualty in a stretcher around the confined space training basement.
3. Rigging for hauling and hauling a casualty on the drill tower.
4. First aid for cavers.
5. Communications - use of radios, Heyphones, single wire phones, procedures etc.
 
A free lunch (soup and sandwich) will be provided. The day should start at 10.00 and finish about 16.00.
 
Last year the day was attended by fifty cavers from all over the country (including DCRO organisers) and feedback was very positive. This is about the maximum we can deal with.
 
To help us plan the day and know how many people to cater for (food and parking etc.) please let us know in advance if you will be attending by contacting Bill Whitehouse (billrhw at aol dot com or 01298.871661). Thanks.
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