Who We Are?
South Snowdonia Search & Rescue is a voluntary organisation, sponsored by Magnox and World Online. The South Snowdonia Search & Rescue team was an amalgamation, in 1993, of the Rhinog MRT and the Moelwyn MRT. These two teams had been covering their respective areas since the early seventies and were both members of the North Wales Mountain Rescue Association.
We are a registered charity. We receive government funding from the North Wales regional council, but also rely heavily on donations from people and organizations. We wish to thank the many people who have given to our cause, as well as our corporate sponsors: North Face, Sports Direct, ITV, Discovery Learning, and Burger King.
Welcome To South Snowdonia Search & Rescue is a voluntary organisation, sponsored by Magnox and World Online.
and when the telephone rings …
The team assists in mountain and civilian searches and is on call 24 hours a day. 365 days of the year.
The team responds to calls from the police, who will have been informed of an incident via a 999 call from a member of the public.
The 3 main mountain ranges covered by the team are the Moelwyns, the Rhinogs, the Arenigs, and includes the areas around them.
The team have a now have a base, at Trawsfynydd. On amalgamation, the team became a registered charity. As well as mountain and wilderness searches, the team assists the police in civilian searches in urban areas. This is quite often related to lost children and people who have gone missing from home.
The team leader will assess the situation and respond as required
A rendezvous point will be agreed upon and the team members will be alerted, via pager messages backed up by phone calls.
It must be remembered that. as all team members are volunteers, many of them may be at work when a callout occurs.
The rendezvous point may be our Cae Adda Base. a police station, or if the situation requires it, our mobile control caravan. This can be moved to a convenient point from which to organise an incident.
When team members arrive they will be allocated search areas, if it is a search, or sent to the appropriate Grid Reference (G.R.) if an immediate evacuation is required.
A police officer is generally in attendance at the search centre to co-ordinate with other emergency services.
WHAT WE DO The team assists in mountain and civilian searches and it’s members are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year In the event of an emergency requiring a rescue team, please dial 999 and ask for Mountain Rescue.