Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team News
Mountain Rescue teams in both England and Wales are anticipating an increase in callouts as lockdown regulations are eased. This is already an issue in England with the changes announced on Sunday, and teams are aware that it could come later in Wales if the situation changes.
Mountain Rescue England and Wales has issued a statement in advance of the Easter weekend, emphasising the Government's meesage to only exercise in your local area.
February 2020 was a busy month for the team, with eight callouts in total. March also started off relatively busy, but call outs dropped off as the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown kicked-in and people followed the local-exercise only guidance. Three call outs were received during March.
The following statement has been released by Mountain Rescue England and Wales (MREW) in relation to COVID-19 which includes actions that HVMRT is following.
During a recent training session the Holme Valley Mountain Rescue team was able to express our thanks to Portcullis Site Services and OSA Door Parts who between them provided the team with new vehicle doors completely free of charge, following a ram raid incident earlier in the year which damaged two of our four vehicle bay doors.