Oldham Mountain Rescue Team
Oldham Mountain Rescue Team (OMRT) was formed in 1964 and is one of around 50 volunteer mountain and cave rescue teams providing a search and rescue service for people who encounter trouble in wild and remote locations around England and Wales.
OMRT covers the northern end of the Peak District National Park and the rural and urban areas of Greater Manchester. It has strong links with Greater Manchester Police, the North West Ambulance Service and the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service.
The team helps the police with other search-related activities in areas and conditions where they may not have adequate resources or experience. In addition to mountain rescue and search activities, OMRT is available as a back up for the ambulance and fire services at busy times, during severe weather, major incidents or where its specialist skills are needed.
A team of more than 50 volunteers, OMRT provides a professional rescue service 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. The team is funded almost entirely by generous public donations.
OMRT has a fleet of four vehicles comprising two Land Rover 110s, a VW Crafter control vehicle and a Ford Transit Minibus. The Land Rovers are OMRT's “go anywhere” vehicle of choice and have been equipped with the Cooper Discoverer S/T MAXX™ P.O.R. in size LT235/85R16. This helps the team to reach casualties safely and without any dramas.
Rob Tortoishell, Team Leader, Oldham Mountain Rescue Team, said, "Having Cooper tyres fitted to our off-road vehicles allows us to access otherwise inaccessible places. This means we can get help to people more efficiently and to better effect."