Registered Charity Number 511072 BPMRT is a full member of Mountain Rescue England and Wales
We are often asked if there’s a specific piece of equipment or a team resource that requires direct funding. For example, following the 2015 floods in Lancashire, the team received funding specifically to equip the team with relevant safety equipment and to train Swiftwater & Flood Water Rescue Technicians to deploy in the event of a similar disaster.
Thankfully incidents like that are few and far between, however there are other areas that would benefit from funding to allow us to maintain an effective search and rescue resource to support the statutory emergency services.
Here is a few items on our current wish list. If you would like to help fund any of these items, please contact us directly. Thank you.
As you can imagine, team waterproofs are a must have in any Mountain Rescue Team. Battering against inclement weather whilst on Operations is difficult enough, but with the right kit and equipment, we shall do our best.
Therefore, we need £12,000 to replace our aging waterproofs which are now over 10 years old, yes, they are over 10 years old!
Medical equipment is virtually used on every callout the rescue team attends. Replacement trauma bandages, Oxygen masks, Entonox mouth pieces, blizzard blankets, AEDs, medicines, vacuum splints are just some examples that need replacing, any donation goes towards replacement medical supplies, and then available for our next casualty.
BPMRT are looking to raise £3,000 annually to cover the replacement of medical kit and medicines that we use to keep pain levels low.
If you would like to contribute towards the medical kit replacement project, please contact us.
IT solutions and computer equipment form the foundations of most organistions these days, and with the daily advancements in technology, it’s easy to understand how hardware or software can quickly become out of date or inefficient.
We use computers on every incident we attend and they play an integral part in the effective management and deployment of resource during a search and rescue. Whilst our current equipment still works, it is several years old now and like most forms of technology would benefit from a modernisation programme.
With this in mind, we are in the process of raising funds to update the following items:
If you would like to contribute towards this replacement computer equipment project, please contact us.
We have been engaged in water and flood rescue as a rescue team for over 15 years now. Support to our local community is part of our operational agenda and in the past we have been involved in floods in Croston, St Michaels, Lancaster and Cumbria to name just a few.
With our aging dry suits, some of these now need replacing, any donations received would go towards replacement dry suits for team members to wear on operations.