As you can see the number of incidents we are called to deal with varies enormously from year to year. We record our callouts between Annual General Meetings – 1 November to 31 October.
The nature of the incidents also varies massively and this has changed in recent years with more of our callouts involving flooding, like that seen in Carlisle in December 2015 and in Dumfries at the Whitesands.
We have recently been involved in the search for missing persons, boats in difficulty, people cut off by tides among others.
Covid-19: 2020 has been a particularly difficult year for everyone. We have adopted strict Covid-19 Protocols for callouts and to allow us to continue to deliver elements training.
Volunteers provide this lifesaving service, but to continue to operate we must raise vital funds to keep our vehicles and equipment in good condition, fuelled and ready to respond. We do not receive regular funding from the Government or any other body, so we rely on your generosity to keep us running. Please help us save lives by supporting us.