Project information

Training for Swift Water Rescue Technicians

Training is required for new and existing technicians who have to re-validate their certificates every 3 years.

We are also hoping to upgrade from a "C" class team to a "B" class team with a powered boat for flood rescue situations

September 2014 - August 2015

Charity information

Civil Aid Voluntary Rescue Association (cavra)

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  • Need


    CAVRA aims to provide assistance during floods and other adverse weather conditions.
    We assisted in Somerset earlier this year, and have offered our services across most of the South-Western part of the UK for future incidents.


    By spreading our wings and having additional qualified team members we will not only provide assistance to those who most need it, but, will also gain valuable live experience, which will then become useful for other future events.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide assistance during flooding events (e.g. Somerset)


    » We train regularly in water rescue and boat operations and wish to expand our services across a wider area.

    We will be able to provide assistance and this will then be publicised in the local press, on our website and in our literature, and other events

  • Impact


    Long term changes will be the assistance provided to communities enabling them to get back to "normal" as quickly as possible, so that they can start to recover and rebuild their lives and businesses.
    Again, this will be publicised in the local and possibly national press, on our website, in our literature and by word of mouth.


    There are many risks associated with this type of work, a full and dynamic risk assessment is carried out at all locations and the safety of our team and other is of utmost importance


    Donors will be sent regular reports as appropriate including copies of any press releases, and newspaper cuttings etc, in additional to our annual report

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £6,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £2,000 Training Training for new and existing SRT's
      £1,500 Additional Engine An additional engine is required for the flood rescue boat
      £1,500 Extra's Propguards are required for this and our
      £1,000 Extra's existing boat
  • Background


    CAVRA is based in Cardiff but covers the area of South Wales but has also been tasked to incidents well outside this area, for example Somerset, we have also offered our services across the SW quarter of the UK if required


    The general population of the areas listed above.

    Also any persons who may transit the area for social, domestic or business purposes.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    CAVRA has provided assistance to the local emergency services during snow and flood events over several years, and during the last snow
    (Jan 2013) we rescued over 100 persons and in floods just before this (Dec 2012) provided assistance in the Vale of Glamorgan rescuing 3 persons.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    The CAVRA Team

    The CAVRA team work well together for a common aim - to help those in need irrespective of their personal situation.