Tuesday evening saw a good presence of members attend the first part of a Command and Control training section based at the Rescue Centre.
The night kicked off with Steve giving a presentation from the Water Incident Management course he had recently attended. It was an interesting insight into the management of water incidents and the different levels of hierarchy that there is. It also touched on the different type of water qualifications that you can achieve.
John then followed with a presentation taken from the Mountain Rescue Hill party Leaders course of which several members of the team have participated in. Mountain Rescue defines a gold standard of what each hill party team should resemble. Each should have a minimum of 5 members, and that covers the roles of the navigator, casualty care, 2 IC, Comms and the Team Leader. Each of the roles plays a vital part whilst out on a call out.
Following on from this, next week’s training will be a chance to put what was discussed into action and the team will be running a Command and Control search and rescue exercise.