Feb 17 2012
Last year Her Majesty’s Government announced a grant to be utilised for team search and rescue equipment purposes, open to all teams within Mountain Rescue England and Wales, our national representative body.
The grant from HMG administered and co-ordinated through our national body, MREW, resulted in each team including the Bolton MRT, being able to purchase SAR equipment through MREW to the value of £2,500.00.
Orders by MREW teams were placed in December 2011 for ‘draw down’ in January and early February this year.
We are very pleased to announce the first part of our ‘order’ utilising this grant has resulted today in the delivery to the team of two RALS (Remote Area Lighting Systems) 9440 ‘Big Head’ Units from PELI Products UK Limited, at a total costing of £1,440.00.
These ‘scene lighting units’ will be used in conjunction with our current Control Trailer, and will ultimately equip our new Control and Communications Vehicle due in service later this year.
The two new units will compliment four existing RALS 9440 ‘Big Head’ units purchased by the team last year, and which equip each of our four Land Rover Mountain Rescue Ambulance Vehicles.
The team wishes to express its thanks to Her Majesty’s Government for this direct financial support of mountain rescue in England and Wales, and to our national body, Mountain Rescue England and Wales for co-ordinating orders and the expenditure associated with this grant.
We would particularly like to thank MREW Officers, Penny Brockman, MREW Treasurer, and Richard Terrell, MREW National Equipment Officer, for their role in the administration and co-ordination of this grant, and their valued help and advice offered to Bolton MRT in enabling us to make our purchases set against this grant.
Keep watching our website for further news of other purchases made by the Bolton MRT using this grant.
(With reference to the PELI RALS 9440 ‘Big head’ Lighting Units, please also see website ‘news reports’ dated 27th June, 18th July, 19th July and 10th August 2011)