Challenge South West was recently asked to help the Exmoor Search and Rescue Team, using our experience and expertise to train their team in extreme off roading.
Challenge South West has always been a club willing to pass on our expertise and knowledge and so when the opportunity arose to do just that with the Exmoor Search and Rescue Team we jumped at the chance
The venue for the day was the off road training course at the Royal Marines Base at Chivenor which, although by our standards was pretty tame was absolutely ideal for the needs of the Exmoor team and their current fleet comprising of two 110 Land Rovers.
Arriving slightly early we had approximately 30 minutes once on site to look over the area and devise a course that would encompass all the basic requirements as well as an additional bit of team work. After introductions and a safety briefing for the siteand the day’s activities the 20 strong rescue team were given a group introduction to the basics of how the 4wd system works before being divided into three groups which would rotate between our 4×4 training and two other training activities for the day.
After 3 one-and-a-half hour training slots and a short lunch break we finished up with some basic winch instruction and demonstration for the whole group.
We had a great day working alongside a very dedicated team and look forward to working with them again in the future.
More about Exmoor Search & Rescue
For more info on the work of the Exmoor Search and Rescue go to: http://www.exmoor-srt.org.uk/