This record confirms the decision to give £3,500 from the Police Property Act Fund (PPAF) to Cleveland Mountain Rescue (CMR) Team.
Funding will allow the charity to train 10 of its most used response drivers.
CMR provides a free emergency search and rescue and community support service for local people and visitors to Cleveland.
CMR has 45 volunteers, who are on call 24 hours a day every day of the year. The team responds to
over 60 emergency call outs each year.
It also supplies mutual aid where specialist skills and equipment are needed to help people who are injured, taken ill, lost, missing or in need of help.
The service relies wholly on charitable donations along with the help of volunteers who give their time year-round.
Essential volunteer training is required. It is subject to ongoing refreshment and accreditation.
Funding will allow CMR to carry out vital response driver training, to enable the team to safely and effectively deploy to all Call Outs.
Training will provide volunteers with the knowledge and skills needed to drive a Team Vehicle under response conditions.
An awareness of current rules and regulations and cover in case Section 19 of the Road Traffic Regulations Act 2006 is implemented will also be provided in the training.
The ERDT Response Driver Training Course is based on individual competencies. It ensures the driver has the knowledge, understanding and skills required to driver under emergency response conditions (no exemptions).
Day 1 covers advanced driving skills (theory and practical) and 4×4 vehicle stability training. Day 2 covers Emergency Response Driving (no exemptions) using visual and audible warnings equipment.