Derbyshire Cave Rescue Organisation are this week celebrating after receiving more than £30,000-worth of life-saving gas detection equipment donated by Honeywell Analytics.
The equipment, including four and five gas personal monitors and calibration equipment, was donated when DCRO’s equipment officer, Pete Dell, contacted them trying to source replacement sensors for their old equipment and the firm offered to equip every cave rescue team in the UK that make up the British Cave Rescue Council.
Peter Barratt of Honeywell Analytics said: “Honeywell Analytics are delighted to provide British Cave Rescue teams with portable gas monitors and associated calibration equipment which form part of the essential safety equipment needed for operations.
“The new monitors will provide pre-entry safe level checks and continuously monitor during operations for the following hazardous gases: methane, hydrogen sulphide, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide, as well as depleted oxygen levels.”
The new equipment was presented in Buxton at DCRO’s base at the British Cave Rescue Council’s AGM weekend following a training and familiarisation session by Peter Barratt. The BCRC will oversee distribution to member teams
BCRC chairman Peter Dennis said: “It’s brilliant having an industry leading manufacturer offering this level of support.”