DSRT Tavistock and Ten Tors.
Each year the Team provides Search and Rescue cover for the annual Ten Tors event. The Team is based at Wilsworthy Camp which gives us exceptional access to the western moor.
The Team are on call 24/7 during the event, not just for missing teams but also for off moor callouts.
During 2007 the Team’s Search Dogs were dispatched to a callout in North Devon at 0100hrs on the Saturday morning to search for three missing children. They still managed to return in time to be on stand by for deployment by 0900hrs.
The Team never knows what to expect, and in the last few years the weather has seen the Team spend a weekend playing a moorland variation of cricket, because it was so quiet, right through to the event being cancelled because of severe weather conditions and assisting with the evacuation of 2400 participants.
We work closely with the other 3 DSRT Teams, The Army, Navy and RAF not only during the weekend but also on the run up to it as well. One of our Search managers would normally be based at Okehampton Camp in the control cell helping to co ordinate any search or rescue tasking that comes in.
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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:
- 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