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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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Scottish Motorsport Marshals Club (SMMC) Rescue 1, 2 & 3
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Main Disciplines:Rescue
Geographic Area: Scotland
Location:
Primary Association: SACC
The Rescue Units are operated by a small team of volunteer crew members who hold Race and Rally Rescue licences from the MSA. Training is a fundamental and on-going aspect of this duty and before the start of every season, medical and eqipment training sessions take place, with a full re-licensing assessment organised by the MSA every three years. Callsign = SALTAIRE RESCUE
Contact:
Alastair Gray
email:
club@smmc.org.uk
Website:
www.smmc.org.uk/rescue.cfm
Silverstone Rescue 1, 2 & 3
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Main Disciplines:Rescue
Geographic Area: East Midlands
Location: Silverstone
Primary Association: EMAMC

Contact:
Gary Dearn
email:
g.dearn@silverstone.co.uk
Website:
Staffs Rescue
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Main Disciplines:Rescue
Geographic Area: North West England
Location: Staffordshire
Primary Association: AWMMC

Contact:
Nigel Bailey
email:
nigel@stoke-rescue.org.uk
Website:
Stoke Rescue
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Main Disciplines:Rescue
Geographic Area: North West England
Location: Alsager
Primary Association: ANWCC

Contact:
Nigel Bailey
email:
nigel.stoke-rescue@sky.com
Website:
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