The team currently has around 35 operational team members, based throughout East Cornwall and they are all “on call” 24 hours a day. We also have a group of non operational members who assist with important support activities and roles.
Many of our members are available for call outs whilst also holding a position such as Team Secretary, Training Officer etc. Operational members who are interested in specific skills can specialise if they wish.
Typically, members can often put in a dozen hours a week through training, call outs and support activities, although some weeks are busier than others! All team members are highly trained and undergo minimum training periods and have to meet rigorous standards in personal, team and rescue skills and Casualty Care. These standards are set by Mountain Rescue – England and Wales, which is the coordinating body for the 48 independent teams operating throughout England and Wales.
If you think you have the commitment, skills and attitude to become a good team member or supporter, we'd like to hear from you. We normally have two member intakes each year consisting of a meet & greet evening at the base followed by a nigh-time induction/assessment session.