Civil Aid Voluntary Rescue Association (cavra)

Civil Aid Voluntary Rescue Association (cavra)

Charity information

Civil Aid Voluntary Rescue Association (cavra)

To provide assistance during :-
Searches for Missing Persons, both on land and on the water.
During Adverse Weather Conditions such as Storms, Floods, Snow, Drought and civil contingencies.

Founded 2000

  • Mission statement

    M I S S I O N :

    The Cardiff and Vale Rescue Association (CAVRA) is a voluntary search and
    rescue organisation, operating within the City of Cardiff and the Vale of
    Glamorgan. We are a registered charity, and our purpose is to provide
    back-up personnel to the official Emergency Services in a range of
    situations, including searches for missing persons, support at public events
    and during times of adverse weather conditions, natural disaster or civil

    V I S I O N :

    We aim to provide teams of volunteers who have the required skills,
    experience and local knowledge, as well as the necessary equipment and
    communications facilities, to be able to be of genuine assistance to the
    official Emergency Services.

    We will provide this service at any time of the day or night, without
    charge, in any situation where one of the official Emergency Services,
    or other approved Organisation decides that their efforts would benefit
    from the kind of support that we can offer.

    O R G A N I S A T I O N :

    We are organised in two teams, one based in Sully, the other at
    Atlantic College, that train regularly throughout our area of operation,
    using a range of possible scenarios.

    Being a 'service of second response', we would expect to be called out by
    one of the official Emergency Services, or other approved Organisation
    who would in the first place contact one of our duty officers.
    A set of procedures is in place for teams to be alerted by pagers.

    Individual members are qualified in first aid, trained in using our own
    CAVRA radio communications system, experienced in working as team members or leaders in searches in a variety of terrain's, and in many cases have specialised skills, such as working on steep ground or a medical background. Moreover, all the permanent members have undergone checks by the Criminal Records Bureau.

    While on a call-out or on duty, as well as on training sessions, members are
    recognisable by their overalls and marked protective clothing, and also
    carry cards identifying them as members of the team.

  • Aims

    Civil Aid Voluntary Rescue Association (cavra) aims to:

    • To Provide Assistance to those in need during Searches for Missing Persons, Adverse Weather conditions and during Civil Contingencies.
  • Overview

    Established: September 2000

    Registered Charity Number: 1088563

    Board members: 5

    Volunteers: 15

    Phone number: 02920531834

    Address: 3,Keteringham Close, Sully, PENARTH. CF64 5JW

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