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Specialist Officials - RESCUE

The Vehicles

The vehicles are required to be licensed by the controlling body of UK Motor Sport, the Motor Sports Association (MSA). The MSA regulations specify the minimum level of equipment to be carried by a Rescue Unit although the majority of vehicles are equipped well in excess of this minimum specification.

A Motor Sport Rescue Unit carries a comprehensive amount of medical equipment together with tools specifically designed to assist in removing a trapped driver from his vehicle.

The People

Rescue Units are manned entirely by unpaid volunteers and all crew members are required to hold current MSA Rescue licenses, and in some instances have added to this basic requirement by taking additional recognised emergency aid courses, such as First Aid at Work, usually in their own time.

The MSA has a recognized scheme for people who wish to train for a Rescue License. The minimum requirements for acceptance for training are as follows:

  • Race/Trackside/Stage Rally experience
  • Attend one approved Marshal training day including fire training and radio procedure training
  • Possession of a valid First Aid Certificate is recommended
  • Gain the endorsement of a Crew Chief on an existing Rescue Unit
  • Minimum age of 18

Once a Trainee has a licence they will need to complete the training programme detailed on the training record card with signatures. They must also collect 10 signatures within 2 years from an Instructor or Crew Chief for attendance at:

  • 8 Race, Rally or Speed events with at least 3 from each of two of these disciplines
  • 2 Training Days

Once the Trainee has fulfilled these criteria they will be proposed, by their Crew Chief , to attend an approved MSA Rescue Licence Assessment where they will demonstrate to the Assessors their familiarity and competence in the operation of all rescue equipment and the identification and preparation of medical equipment.

Licensed Rescue Crew members must attend and pass 3-yearly re-licensing assessments and must satisfy their Crew Chief that training attendances have been completed between assessments.


Further Information:
Clubs involved with Rescue:
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BRSCC (Midland) Rescue
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Main Disciplines:Rescue
Geographic Area: West Midlands, East Midlands
Location: West Bromwich
Primary Association: AWMMC

Contact:
Tony Carwithen
email:
tony.carwithen@blueyonder.co.uk
Website:
www.brscc.co.uk
BRSCC (North West) Rescue
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Main Disciplines:Rescue
Geographic Area: North West England
Location: Altrincham
Primary Association: ANWCC

Contact:
Simon Morrell
email:
brsccrescue@ntlworld.com
Website:
www.brscc.co.uk
BRSCC (South East) Rescue
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Main Disciplines:Rescue
Geographic Area: South East England
Location:
Primary Association: ASEMC

Contact:
Colin Jones
email:
col.jones@tiscali.co.uk
Website:
www.brscc.co.uk
BRSCC (South West) Rescue
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Main Disciplines:Rescue
Geographic Area: South West England
Location:
Primary Association: ACSMC

Contact:
Les Rawlings
email:
lesrawlings@hotmail.com
Website:
www.brscc.co.uk
Calder Rescue
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Main Disciplines:Rescue
Geographic Area: North East England
Location: Halifax
Primary Association: ANCC
Rescue Unit
Contact:
Richard Ashton
email:
richard@calderrescue.co.uk
Website:
www.calderrescue.co.uk/
Calder Response SSU
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Main Disciplines:Rescue
Geographic Area: North East England
Location: Cramlington
Primary Association: ANECCC
MSA Registered Stage Safety Unit. Calder Response and MoMo133 are MSA licensed Stage Safety Units (SSU) based in Northumberland but available to cover events throughout the UK. The crew are both MSA rescue licensed and trained medical personnel, one being a HPC/MSA Paramedic. A SSU is a rapid response unit capable of managing an incident and stabilising a casualty until a rescue vehicle/ambulance arrives if required.
Contact:
Steven Mills
email:
calderresponse@btinternet.com
Website:
www.rallyparamedic.co.uk/
CAM Rescue 1 & 2
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Main Disciplines:Rescue
Geographic Area: Eastern England, South East England
Location: Padworth Everard, Cambs
Primary Association: AEMC
Charley is also Rescue Panel - Authorised Rescue Trainer, Assessor and Verifier
Contact:
Charley Webber
email:
camresque1@aol.com
Website:
Castle Combe Rescue
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Main Disciplines:Rescue
Geographic Area: South West England
Location: Castle Combe
Primary Association: ACSMC

Contact:
Les Rawlings
email:
lesrawlings@hotmail.com
Website:
www.castlecombecircuit.co.uk
Castle Rescue
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Main Disciplines:Rescue
Geographic Area: Scotland, North West England, North East England
Location: Kinross
Primary Association: SACC
Provision of Rescue, Recovery, Stage Safety, and Fire cover at Motor Sports events
Contact:
Rupert Hine
email:
bookings@castlemotorsport.co.uk
Website:
www.castlemotorsport.demon.co.uk
Castle Response SSU 1, 2 & 3
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Main Disciplines:Rescue
Geographic Area: Scotland, North West England, North East England
Location: Brampton
Primary Association: ANECCC
MSA Registered Stage Safety Unit
Contact:
Rupert Hine
email:
bookings@castlemotorsport.demon.co.uk
Website:
www.castlemotorsport.demon.co.uk
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