Wanted: Cave Rescue Photos

ICRO are looking for photos or videos of cave rescues or cave rescue practices. In particular, they’re looking for images of rigging, stretcher handling & hauling and 1st aid scenarios. If you have anything of interest, bring them along to the symposium in Ballyvaughan. Format doesn’t matter – they can be on a laptop, CD, USB or scanned from a hard copy.

BCL Assessment Weekend

There will be a BCL Assessment Weekend held in Co Clare from 13th November to 15th November 2009.

If you feel that you are ready for assessment please submit your log book to arrive no later than 23rd October or present them at the Symposium in Ballyvaughan on the weekend of the 24th October,.

The assessment co-ordinator and chief assessor is John Sweeney. Log books should be sent to him.

Rescue Practice

The next ICRO major rescue practice will take place on Saturday, 26th September 2009 in Co. Fermanagh, meeting in the ICRO Cladagh Glen Rescue Store at 9:30 a.m.

All members of ICRO who hold appropriate insurance (e.g. FFS, BMC) are welcome to attend. Please bring SRT and caving gear. Please note, RTE are expected to attend this rescue practice to take footage for a documentary, so a good turnout in well-maintained gear would be appreciated.

Committee members & wardens: there will be an ICRO meeting after the practice. More details to follow closer to the date. Sunday, 27th September will be a stores day.

ICRO members – please inform the ICRO Secretary of your availability for the above dates.