Categories of Awards for Mountain Rescue Service

There are three categories of award available in recognition of the contribution and support individuals have made to mountain rescue.

 

1. Certificates for Long Service to Mountain Rescue

These can be issued for 25, 40 or 50 years of service and the request for recognition of long service may come from any member of a team or region, or from Mountain Rescue England and Wales.

 

2. Certificates for Distinguished Service to Mountain Rescue

A strong distinction is drawn between ‘Long Service’ and ‘Distinguished Service’ – on its own long service is insufficient to merit an award for distinguished service.

The Award should be held in high esteem by all concerned, its standing enhanced by being awarded rarely and after due consideration.

Members nominated for the Certificate of Distinguished Service would normally be well known within mountain rescue circles for their substantial contribution or support resulting in significant advancement or benefit for mountain rescue. but this need not be operational. It could include admin, organisation, finance, training, equipment development, public relations, leadership, or search and rescue techniques, for example.

The Award has also been given following the death or serious injury of the recipient as a result of responding to an incident.

Recognition of Distinguished Service can be proposed by anyone involved in mountain rescue and need not be channelled through a team or region.

 

3. Certificates for the Appreciation of Significant Service to Mountain Rescue

Certificates recording the Appreciation of Significant Service recognise service of a high and sustained calibre given to mountain rescue by persons, groups or organisations ouside of mountain rescue. These can be proposed by anyone involved in mountain rescue and need not be channelled through a team or region.

For full details of the criteria for all the above, contact secretary@mountain.rescue.org.uk.