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Largs Community Resilience Presentation

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About The Team

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Our Swiftwater and Flood First Responders

Galloway MRT have 14 team member qualified as Swiftwater and Flood First Responders to assist the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

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Technical Rescues

Throughout the year, Galloway MRT members train every two weeks in various aspects of Search and Rescue, including technical rope rescues

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Our new Incident Control Vehicle

Galloway MRT's new Incident Control Vehicle is complete and now in service. With it's satellite connection, wifi, digital mapping and welfare facilities, this vehicle is able to assist with more than just Search and Rescue incidents

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Galloway MRT prepares for Winter Resilience

Galloway MRT is a community resource that prides itself on assisting other emergency services during a major incident such as adverse weather

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Galloway MRT prepares for Winter Resilience

Galloway MRT prides itself on being a community resource, by assisting other emergency services during adverse weather events

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Two new little Search Dog recruits join the Team

Our Dog Handler, Jenny has introduced us to two new little Search Dog recruits. We will keep you posted on their training

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Galloway MRT prepares for Winter Resilience

Galloway MRT prides itself on being a community resource, by assisting other emergency services during adverse weather events

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Steep Ground Rescue

River Bank Rescue Exercise

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Galloway MRT prepares for Winter Resilience

Galloway MRT prides itself on being a community resource, by assisting other emergency services during adverse weather events

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All New Incident Control Vehicle

Santa has brought us our all new Incident Control Vehicle

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Winter Skills Training

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'Galloway Victor'

'Galloway Victor' leaving its base at Castle Douglas Fire Station, by kind permission from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

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'Galloway Victor'

'Galloway Victor' leaving its base at Castle Douglas Fire Station, by kind permission from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

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GMRT & RAF Training Day

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Two new little Search Dog recruits join the Team

Our Dog Handler, Jenny has introduced us to two new little Search Dog recruits. We will keep you posted on their training

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Two new little Search Dog recruits join the Team

Our Dog Handler, Jenny has introduced us to two new little Search Dog recruits. We will keep you posted on their training

Learn more »

Galloway MRT prepare for Winter Resilience

Galloway MRT is a community resource, that prides itself on assisting other emergency services during a major incident such as adverse weather, such as flooding and snow storms

Learn more »

Two new little Search Dog recruits join the Team

Our Dog Handler, Jenny has introduced us to two new little Search Dog recruits. We will keep you posted on their training

Learn more »

Galloway MRT prepares for Winter Resilience

Galloway MRT prides itself on being a community resource, by assisting other emergency services during adverse weather events

Learn more »

Two new little Search Dog recruits join the Team

Our Dog Handler, Jenny has introduced us to two new little Search Dog recruits. We will keep you posted on their training

Learn more »

Two new little Search Dog recruits join the Team

Our Dog Handler, Jenny has introduced us to two new little Search Dog recruits. We will keep you posted on their training

Learn more »

Assisting the Scottish Ambulance Service

Galloway MRT are always oncall to assist the Scottish Ambulance Service with emergency medical evacuations on troublesome terrain

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Assisting the Scottish Ambulance Service

Galloway MRT are always oncall to assist the Scottish Ambulance Service with emergency medical evacuations on troublesome terrain

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Assisting the Scottish Ambulance Service

Galloway MRT are always oncall to assist the Scottish Ambulance Service with emergency medical evacuations on troublesome terrain

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Galloway MRT Rescue Fleet 2018

Galloway MRT'S fleet of three Rescue Ambulances

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Two new little Search Dog recruits join the Team

Our Dog Handler, Jenny has introduced us to two new little Search Dog recruits. We will keep you posted on their training

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Assisting the Scottish Ambulance Service

Galloway MRT are always oncall to assist the Scottish Ambulance Service with casualty evacuation on troublesome terrain

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Callout 2020/12 Injured Walker

Galloway MRT were deployed on the evening of 25th August to assist an injured walker North of Culsharg Bothy. Two team members were tasked and were able to locate casualty and help them off the hill. We wish the casualty a speedy recovery.

PRESS RELEASE 19/08/2020 A busy few weeks for Galloway MRT

IT HAS been an exceptionally busy few weeks for the members of Galloway Mountain Rescue team. Over the last five weeks since lockdown restrictions have been relaxed, we have been called upon by Police Scotland to assist in six different incidents.

Callout 2020/11 Lost Walker.

GMRT was called at 7pm on 18th August to assist a walker, disorientated in poor conditions. Technology helped to locate them quickly. Earlier the same day GMRT was on Standby to assist an injured cyclist but were stood down as Ambulance Service Crew were able to reach and evacuate them.

Callouts 2020/09 and 2020/10 06/08/2020

On 6th August, Galloway MRT were deployed twice in the space of just a few hours

Callout 2020/08 Missing Walker Near Loch Doon

On the 25th and 26th July, Team Members were involved in an overnight search for an overdue walker in the Loch Doon area. The walker was found after taking steps to keep themself safe and Team Members were home in time for breakfast

Callout 2020/07 12/07/2020 Injured Walker on Screel Hill

On 12th July, Team Members evacuated an injured walker from Screel Hill. This was a challenging stretcher carry involving uneven and steep ground

Galloway Mountain Rescue Team receives the Queens Award for Voluntary Service

Galloway Mountain Rescue Team, have been honoured with the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK and equivalent to an MBE.

Callout 2020/02 13/02/2020 Evacuation of driver from snowdrift

On 13th February, Team Members from Newton Stewart took Galloway Lima to assist a driver stuck in snow

Callout 2020/01 04/02/2020 Evacuation of person from forest near Newton Stewart

Team Members were called to evacuate a man from forest near Newton Stewart on the evening of 4th February 2020.

New callout members welcomed to Galloway MRT

Galloway MRT welcomes Pete, Philip, Karen, Ross, Matt and Martin to the team

Search for Missing Person in the Wigtown / Bladnoch Area

GMRT assisted Police Scotland in the search for missing person Gavin Tait, last seen in Wigtown in mid March

Callout - Dalbeattie Woods

Callout 9th March Dalbeattie Woods

Callout - Merrick

Callout 4th March on the Merrick

Callout 23rd February, Cairnsmore of Fleet

On the evening of Saturday 23rd February, GMRT were called out to 3 walkers who had become disorientated on Cairnsmore of Fleet. The missing people were located by Team Members and supported off the hill. They were cold and tired but otherwise fine.

Callout - Cairnsmore of Fleet

Callout 23rd February, Cairnsmore of Fleet

New Years Honour for Founder Team Member

Founder Team Member Ken McCubbin awarded the British Empire Medal for Services to Mountain Rescue

St John Scotland has transferred ownership of GMRT base to the team

St John Scotland is proud to be the biggest contributor to Scottish Mountain Rescue teams for many years and by 2020, the charity will have provided over £3.2 million in funding, mainly through the provision of bases and vehicles

AGM 2017

Galloway MRT recently held our AGM

River Bank Rescue Exercise

On the weekend of Sunday 26th November, Galloway MRT staged an exercise involving steep ground security and water evacuation