This week saw the long-awaited return to training for the team. As the lockdown restrictions were relaxed from the 1st June the team were able to meet up on the moor in a group of six whilst adhering to the social distancing guidelines.
The evening’s objectives were to go through the Standard Operating Procedures and practise donning and doffing. This is the practice of putting on and removing the PPE that has to be worn during a call out. Each Mountain Rescue team have to follow a clear set of guidelines to keep themselves, their colleagues and the potential casualty safe.
Once everyone had been through the process and any questions answered and discussed, we were able to have a proper catch up with each other. Obviously the pubs are still closed but a few members managed to bring out and enjoy a swift drink.
It was a very different type of training to what we are used to, but was a useful evening and was lovely to be able to get together and see some of the team.