Outdoor Pursuits 16 Hour - Online Blended Part 1

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Calling Mountain Rescue

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Outdoor Accident Response: Calling for Help and Safety Measures

Assess the Situation

When an accident occurs during outdoor activities, follow these steps:

  • Stop and Assess: Evaluate the situation and injuries.
  • Call for Help: Dial 112 or 999 to access mountain rescue.
  • Ensure Communication: Prepare for limited mobile phone coverage.
  • Use Satellite Phones: Convert your phone for satellite communication.
  • Two-Way Radios: Verify functionality of radios before departure.

Providing Essential Information

When contacting emergency services, provide vital details:

  • Exact Location: Share your precise whereabouts or map reference.
  • Use Mobile GPS: Utilize mobile phone navigation to relay coordinates.

Stay Warm and Visible

While awaiting assistance, prioritize safety:

  • Keep Warm: Use high-visibility clothing, tents, and blankets.
  • Visibility: Ensure you're visible to emergency services.
  • Patient Care: Manage casualties and the situation cautiously.

International Distress Signals

If lacking communication devices, use distress signals:

Signal for help with:

  • Whistle: Emit 6 blasts every minute.
  • Light: Flash a light 6 times per minute.

Respond to signals with 3 blasts of a whistle or torch flashes.

Emergency SMS for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Deaf or hard of hearing individuals can register for emergency SMS:

  • Registration: Text "register" to 999.
  • Confirmation: Reply "yes" to confirm your registration.
  • More Information: Visit www.emergencysms.org.uk

When participating in outdoor activities, safety and effective communication are paramount. Be prepared and act responsibly in case of emergencies.