Thirty strong call-out list of personnel who undergo a rolling comprehensive training programme, including Mountain Rescue (England & Wales) Search techniques.
We have our own Control vehicle and two Land Rover Off Road Ambulances - one located in South Molton, Devon and another located near Wellington, Somerset.
We are able to provide our own resources and logistics.
Own Command structure
One point of contact for the Police, our Search Manager.
Four Mountain Rescue (England & Wales) trained search managers, also available for discussion before or instead of full Team call-out.
The team can control itself from its own Control or Mobile vehicles. We can communicate with other Mountain Rescue Teams, RAF & Air Ambulance helicopters, Police and Coastguard teams.
We are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Our members live throughout our operational area and have intimate knowledge of Exmoor National Park and surrounding areas.
We train in helicopter deployment, casualty evacuation and evacuation by stretcher.
We have the capability to operate on steep ground, where the use of ropes and safety lines are required.
Swiftwater Rescue Technicians
The team have a contingent of experienced Swiftwater Rescue Technicians, able to carry out rescues in swiftwater and flood environments.
Water Margin Searches
The team are fully trained for searching from the Water Margin / Bank Area and also the surface of inland still water using a boat.
Several members are trained to either Emergency Medical Technician or Mountain Rescue Casualty Care standard. All other team members must have a minimum of either a Mountain First Aid, or First Aid at Work qualification.
Working with other agencies
We are able to co-ordinate and co-operate with other agencies such as Police, Ambulance, Fire & Rescue Service, HM Coastguard, RAF Search and Rescue and other Mountain Rescue teams.
We have a working relationship with Search and Rescue Dog Association (England).
We have team headquarters and two kit stores spread across our operational area.
Registered Charity No. 1098037 -- Registered Company No. 4752688