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The Big Rescue Event 2018 – A training day with a difference.

On Friday 14th September, CTS Forestry and Arboriculture are supporting The Air Ambulance Service with their fantastic Aerial Rescue Training Day.

Held at the stunning Home Farm, Compton Verney in Warwickshire, this event is aimed at climbers who already hold the NPTC 206/306 (old CS38) ticket and would benefit from a day’s refresher and to promote the need for regular practice and updates on aerial tree rescue.

Chris Wyatt, M.D, Senior Arborist and Lead Instructor has spent 20 years in the arboriculture industry. From a student through contract climbing to running his own company, and now instructing and assessing for City & Guilds NPTC, he has covered a broad spectrum with his main focus on the safety aspect of the industry.

Having contacted contractors in Warwickshire and the surrounding counties to share the idea of a large event where qualified climbers are updated on rescue techniques, the idea of The Big Rescue Event 2018 was born. The event allows space for 100 climbers each paying £50 who, on successful completion will receive a certificate of attendance (climbers attending will be assessed by qualified assessors who have all agreed to donate their time free of charge to the event). More importantly 100% of that £50 and any other money raised on the day, including a raffle with some excellent prizes pledged, will be donated to the Air Ambulance Service.

Chris commented: “The Air Ambulance Service is fantastic! In our industry, as we are high up in the treetops, we have incidents which rely on quick and specialist treatment, a great service the air ambulance provides. All of the proceeds will be going to The Air Ambulance Service and we have set a target of £5,000, which we are well towards beating. If we are able to save just one life as a result of this event, it will have been worth it.” 

Donations to support the Air Ambulance Service and registration is via the Big Rescue Event 2018 Just Giving Page:

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On average our services attend around 1,800 rescue missions per year.

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