Volunteer to act as a journalist during real search and rescue missions, or as a casualty during training exercises. Explore collaborative research opportunities, or train to save a life by becoming a fully badged search and rescue worker.
There's lots of opportunities to get involved and explore with Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team Plymouth (DSRTP).
Want to find out more about the DSRTP? Join them at one of their training sessions, held on Dartmoor every Tuesday evening, to discover more about what they do.
Writers from the Students’ Union magazine, The Knowledge, have also benefited from these training sessions, learning about the regular challenges and conditions the team are up against when they answer a call-out, as well as how they prepare.
“It was great how everyone got involved and how at ease and comfortable everybody was together. The training session that we went along to allowed members practising their skills on a stretcher exercise. We were asked to take part and enjoyed a nice trip up and down a hill whilst being strapped to the three different types of stretchers. We were treated as if we were a proper casualty and all of the members of the team took it very seriously, so that if they ever needed to put this exercise into action they would be more than ready.”
Kathryn Goddard, Ciara Daly and Simon Stone - Reporters on The Knowledge
Read the full DSRTP report.
If you're a Plymouth University student, you can act as casualties for the DSRTP night-time training exercises. Experience Dartmoor in different conditions, see the team working and gain valuable skills.