Ochils Mountain Rescue Team is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation SCO24517. Our charitable purpose is ‘the saving of lives’ which we seek to achieve by ‘assisting the Police, emergency services and other agencies in search and rescue of missing persons primarily but not exclusively in Central Scotland and by encouraging interest, and the practice of safety, in the hills’.
Our Committee is made up of key officer bearers including:
- Team Leader
- Deputy Team Leader(s)
There are also appointed Training, Medical and Equipment Officers.
Ben Law is the current Team Leader and the main driving force behind the day to day operations and leadership. He also has overall responsibility for managing call outs.
Deputy Team Leaders
Simon Randfield and Laura Alexander are the current Deputy Team Leaders and perform a variety of leadership roles, including management of call outs.
Ross MacIntyre is the Secretary and performs a wide range of administrative tasks.
Mark Fraser manages the teams financial affairs, including liaison with OSCAR (The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator).
Craig Pritchard is currently the coordinator of our monthly training diary as well as our Summer and Winter training weekends.
Dr Mary Abercrombie is our Medical Officer. She liaises closely with the Training Officer in order to deliver a high standard of casualty care training to all Team Members. She also oversees the provision of appropriate equipment for casualty care.
Anthony Luxton is the equipment officer and responsible for ensuring the Team is properly equipped at all times and in all weather conditions.