The next IRC training will be held on the 26th and 27th January 2019. This weekend will cover all the important elements of first aid and IRC specific medical requirements. The details about the training has been sent to members by email.
The minimum age to begin training is 18 years of age.
Membership can begin at the age of 16 but in line with the UK emergency services you cannot go operational until 18.
Our training is broken down into a series of modules and trainees receive signatures in their ‘Training Passport’ which allows them to deploy on the type of missions for which they have trained, once they have passed that relevant training.
There is no requirement to complete the training for all types of disaster, though deployment overseas for an earthquake would require comprehensive training in most modules.
Most trainees will probably choose to tailor their training to a particular type of UK mission, rather than completing all.