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Training Officer

Introducing David Adamson

The Training Officer role has recently been taken on by David Adamson when our TO left the team to travel the world.  David brings to the position a great deal of experience as an outdoor instructor. Training is essential for all team members and exercises are held monthly on a Sunday and regularly on Wednesday evenings.  Call-out members are required to attend a minimum number of exercises annually to ensure their skills are maintained. We recruit new members continuously.  Trainees are required to undergo a thorough training programme over a 12-18 month period to develop their skills and expertise and prepare them for an assessment prior to attaining full call-out status.  We provide team members with local training in a range of essential skills including, first- aid, rope work, security on steep ground, navigation and search techniques.  Advanced courses are provided in off road driving, winter skills and search management and team members regularly attend nationally organised training events provided by the Mountain Rescue Committee of Scotland (MRCofS).  The co-ordination of all of this training is the responsibility of our training officer.  This includes liaising with land owners to gain access for exercises, preparing paperwork for exercise learning outcomes and maintaining training records of our members.  Thankfully, other team members assist with the organisation of many exercises, utilising their skills and in some cases, many years of experience. 
Galloway Mountain Rescue
Providing a 24/7 search and rescue service in South West Scotland
years in operation  40 1975-2015
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Training Officer

Introducing David Adamson

The Training Officer role has recently been taken on by David Adamson when our TO left the team to travel the world.  David brings to the position a great deal of experience as an outdoor instructor. Training is essential for all team members and exercises are held monthly on a Sunday and regularly on Wednesday evenings.  Call-out  members are required to attend a minimum number of exercises annually to ensure their skills are maintained. We recruit new members continuously.  Trainees are required to undergo a thorough training programme over a 12-18 month period to develop their skills and expertise and prepare them for an assessment prior to attaining full call-out status.  We provide team members with local training in a range of essential skills including, first-aid, rope work, security on steep ground, navigation and search techniques.  Advanced courses are provided in off road driving, winter skills and search management and team members regularly attend nationally organised training events provided by the Mountain Rescue Committee of Scotland (MRCofS).  The co-ordination of all of this training is the responsibility of our training officer.  This includes liaising with land owners to gain access for exercises, preparing paperwork for exercise learning outcomes and maintaining training records of our members.  Thankfully, other team members assist with the organisation of many exercises, utilising their skills and in some cases, many years of experience. 
Galloway Mountain Rescue
Providing a 24/7 search and rescue service in South West Scotland
years in operation  40 1975-2015