The Moffat team work closely with Police Scotland who alert the team when they receive a 999 call, requiring our assistance.
The police decide and co-ordinate which rescue agencies are required in any particular case. At many incidents the team may work alongside;
- The Search and Rescue Dogs www.Sarda.org.uk
- Nith Inshore Rescue Service www.nithrescue.org.uk
- Royal Navy and RAF Search and Rescue Helicopters
- The Scottish Ambulance Service.
- The Scottish Coast Guard
Once the Police alert the Team Leader of the incident, all members on the call out list are contacted. The team is co-ordinated by the team leader and deputy, who will plan the search with information that has been provided, linking with the Police throughout.
The team also provides safety cover for a number of hill races within the region, as well as at local community events throughout our area.
To ensure the continued running of the team, various fund-raising events are organised throughout the year including the teams Charity Challenge