DSRT Tavistock in the community.

DSRT (TAVISTOCK) not only provides a 24/7 Rescue service but we also assist the community in many ways. Throughout the year we provide rescue cover for numerous events that are held on or around Dartmoor.Examples of some of these include The Abbots Way walk, Ten Tors (see below), The Shelterbox Challenge and The Mount House School Annual walk to name but a few.

During these events Team Members are placed at strategic locations around the moor on stand by to assist the public that are taking part and we provide sweep teams to ensure no one is left behind. We have assisted with the marshalling of these events for a number of years.As part of our ongoing commitment towards educating the local community and youth groups we regularly visit associations such as the WI, Ramblers, Air cadets, Guides, Scouts, Brownies and Cubs to show them our vehicles and equipment. During these talks we give safety information and advise people on what to wear and equipment they should be carrying when they venture onto the moors. These presentations are either held at the group meeting place or they attend our Rescue centre. If you would like Team members to give a talk to your association, then please email us or if you prefer drop the Team a letter. Details of how to contact us are found on the contacts page.

For more information

If you are lost or injured and require urgent assistance from the team please dial 999 and ask for mountain rescue

You can write to us at the following address:

The Rescue Centre
Abbey Rise
Tavistock
PL19 9BS

Charity No: 1106094

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We are an entirely voluntary organisation based in Tavistock, Devon. We assist the police and the other emergency services to search for, treat and evacuate people lost or injured not just on Dartmoor, but anywhere we’re needed.

Each year we have to raise over £18,000 just to keep ourselves operational, plus any extra costs to replace kit and train our team members.Which is why we are thankful for every donation we receive so that we can maintain this vital service.

Charity No: 1106094

You can make a donation by any of the following methods:

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- Text DART03 £3 or £5 or £10 etc to 70070 eg DART03 £10 to make a donation of £10 right now.

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Send a Cheque made payable to DSRT Tavistock to:

The Rescue Centre
Abbey Rise
Tavistock
PL19 9BS