first_imgThe Donegal Mountain Rescue Team has come through an assessment giving them a license to respond to emergency calls across the region for the next three years until 2017. The team face various rescue scenarios.The team and their governing body insist on operating the highest standard during response calls to people caught in dangerous situations across the county.Two assessors put your local mountain rescue team through the paces from 8.30pm until after midnight on Friday night( Admin capability approval) and then again from 10.00am this morning til 1.30pm today ( Mountain Rescue capabilities approval). The assessment scenario was based on a “call-out” from a solo hill walker that sustained a suspected lower leg fracture while walking in the eastern region of the Bluestack mountains.The Incident Control Unit was deployed to, and based at, the car park between Lough Mourne and Biddy’s of Barnes pub.A hasty team was deployed to locate the casualty, followed by two self contained ( ie, fully equipped) Search & Rescue Units.Donegal Mountain RescueThe casualty was located on steep ground and treated by a Team medic while the rest of us set up belay systems to ensure a safe and fast extraction to the road side. At the following debrief, the two independent Assessors told the team what they seen and thought of them, as your local mountain rescue team.And the great news is that the team passed with flying colours. Your local mountain rescue team are validated for another 3 years with the next assessment scheduled for 2017.The second Assessor said “be proud to be a member of Donegal MRT” and he would be proud to a part of us.The best news of all is that Donegal MRT are now invited to join one assessor’s Team for winter training in Scotland and we are in the planning stages of partaking in a multi team exercise based on the mountainous and extreme regions of Connaught.Please remember, all members of Donegal MRT are volunteers. While we give up our free time voluntarily, we can not survive without your contributions on street collection days. DONEGAL MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM GIVEN GREEN LIGHT TO OPERATE FOR NEXT THREE YEARS was last modified: May 18th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:assessmentdonegalDonegal Mountain Rescuelast_img read more