Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team is a volunteer organisation, responsible for search and rescues in remote and urban places throughout the Northumbria Police Force area. Its unpaid members share a common interest in providing an important life saving service 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.
The team consists of around thirty five full team members some of whom are voluntary National Park Wardens.
The primary functions are:
- Establish a management system to search for, rescue and assist persons in distress.
- Assist other organisations with similar purpose.
- Provide assistance to other civil and in certain circumstances military authorities.
- Provide advice and expertise to the general public.
Facts about the Team
In an average year the Team expects to be called out between 15 to 25 times.
In 2007 there were 65 call outs.
The Team is a registered charity solely funded by voluntary contributions.
Operating annually at a cost of £20,000.
Member of Mountain Rescue (England and Wales).
Member of the North East Search and Rescue Association (NESRA).