The next IRC training will be held on the 8th and 9th December 2018. This weekend will be primarily related to rescue equipment, but it may change dependent on the site and how many members are available. The details about the training will be 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.