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What you should do if you need Mountain Rescue

In the unfortunate event that you require the assistance of Galloway Mountain Rescue Dial 999 or 112 Ask the operator for the Police Tell them that you also require Mountain Rescue You will be asked for the following information: The location you are calling from The exact location of the incident (a six figure OS grid reference and/or a named feature) What colour clothing are they wearing The number of casualties What do you suspect is wrong with them Is the casualty’s physical condition deteriorating? What equipment do you and the casualty have with you? Your contact telephone number REMEMBER:- Wait to be contacted at that number by the rescue co-ordinator

What happens next?

In response to your 999 call, the Police Scotland (Dumfries and Galloway Division) Control Room will contact our Team Leader or one of our other search managers by telephone. The search manager will advise which is the most appropriate Search and Rescue (SAR) asset to use and when. Options which will be considered: This could be to do nothing!  (There are numerous reasons why this decision may be taken) call out the full team request assistance from the Search and Rescue Dogs Association (SARDA) request assistance of a SAR helicopter – generally from HMS Gannet at Prestwick request water based rescue craft from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, RNLI or others or any combination of the above.

If the decision is to call out the team........

The Team Leader initiates a full team call-out using a priority text based system called SARcall. A text message is instantly sent to every team member giving brief details of the incident and the location of the rendezvous point. Available team members respond to this message with a short text message confirming their estimated time of arrival (ETA) at either our rescue base or the rendezvous point. See how this all happens in pictures – coming soon!

Our Team Leader

The position of Team Leader is an elected post held for 3 years.  Our current Team Leader is Ken Mackenzie who took up the reins in 2014.  Ken is a Depute Head Teacher at the Douglas Ewart High School.

Search Dog Troy

We are fortunate to have our own search and rescue dog, Troy.  He and his handler Jenny are members of the Search and Rescue Dogs Association (Southern Scotland) SARDA.
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Need our Assistance?

What you should do if you need Mountain Rescue

In the unfortunate event that you require the assistance of Galloway Mountain Rescue Dial 999 or 112 Ask the operator for the Police Tell them that you also require Mountain Rescue You will be asked for the following information: The location you are calling from The exact location of the incident (a six figure OS grid reference and/or a named feature) What colour clothing are they wearing The number of casualties What do you suspect is wrong with them Is the casualty’s physical condition deteriorating? What equipment do you and the casualty have with you? Your contact telephone number REMEMBER:- Wait to be contacted at that number by the rescue co- ordinator

What happens next?

In response to your 999 call, the Police Scotland (Dumfries and Galloway Division) Control Room will contact our Team Leader or one of our other search managers by telephone. The search manager will advise which is the most appropriate Search and Rescue (SAR) asset to use and when. Options which will be considered: This could be to do nothing!  (There are numerous reasons why this decision may be taken) call out the full team request assistance from the Search and Rescue Dogs Association (SARDA) request assistance of a SAR helicopter – generally from HMS Gannet at Prestwick request water based rescue craft from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, RNLI or others or any combination of the above.

If the decision is to call out the team........

The Team Leader initiates a full team call-out using a priority text based system called SARcall. A text message is instantly sent to every team member giving brief details of the incident and the location of the rendezvous point. Available team members respond to this message with a short text message confirming their estimated time of arrival (ETA) at either our rescue base or the rendezvous point. See how this all happens in pictures – coming soon!
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