Buxton Team Mountain Rescue
Our service was originally set up to help people in difficulty on remote/moorland areas. Over time, this has expanded into other types of searches and locations, for instance co-operating with the police in searching for missing and vulnerable people in semi-urban areas, or assisting the ambulance service with patients in places with difficult access or in adverse weeather conditions.
To save life and alleviate distress in the UK by providing a volunteer-based search and rescue service and working alongside the police and other emergency services.
If you find yourself in need of mountain rescue…
Call 999 or 112. Ask for the police and say you need mountain rescue.
• BMRT has been operating since 1964.
• We are the second busiest team in the Peak District.
• Our operational area covers ca 400 sq. miles spread across Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire.
• We have an operational strength of c. 60 (including trainee members and operational support), plus 4 search dogs (1 graded and 3 trainee).
• We run a fleet of 3 vehicles, and a fundraising trailer.
• We attend to c. 70 team call outs per year, and c. 15 search dog call outs per year – on average.
• We have good connections with the local community and links to wider, national groups associated with mountain rescue activity.