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About Rescue North East

Emergency Services & Technical Rescue Training Provider UK

Paul Renwick | Senior Instructor

Paul has been involved with the world of rescue since joining Teesdale & Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue Team at the age of 18 (That’s over 19 years ago!). Within this team he has been involved in the development of their technical rescue capabilities; currently heading up the training for specialist water and height related rescues. He is a fully certified Rescue 3 Instructor and has delivered courses throughout the UK. His passion for working in the outdoors, especially the Rescue environment, and encouragement from numerous candidates who had attended his courses eventually led him to create Rescue North East Ltd. He is proud to have 100% positive feedback and an ever growing reputation for delivering a high quality service. This makes him the first port of call for many different organisations; cementing his reputation as “a problem solver”. Industries that currently use his advisory expertise include the UK Emergency Services, Renewable Wind Energy and the Construction services.

Paul and all of the instructors used by Rescue North East are practitioners; they all work within the environments for which they deliver their training, rather than being instructors who teach straight from the manual! Paul has helped several teams set up, maintain and implement operational sectors to their organisations. Paul is always willing to discuss procedures and systems with anybody who has an inquiry.

Paul is a qualified teacher and holds various outdoor qualifications such as RYA Level 2 and Swiftwater Rescue Boats Operator. Courses he can deliver include Management of Water and Flood Related Incidents, Rigging 4 Rescue, Search Management and First Aid, to name but a few. On top of all this he is also graded search dog handler, currently working his second dog.

Richard Warne | Lead Instructor

Richard has been working with Rescue North East since May 2011, but he has been there since the set-up of the company, in 2010, providing his support and his expertise. He specialises as a Medical and Rope Rescue course deliverer. The Outdoor and Rescue qualifications that he holds include Search management, Swiftwater Rescue Technician, First Aid Instructor and Advance MREW Casualty Care Trainer and Assessor. He has been involved with Search and Rescue for over 10 years and brings this experience to all of the sessions he runs. Rich is often requested directly by clients because of his ability to teach complex courses to a range of candidates. Rescue North East are proud of Rich’s continued involvement in our team.

Chris Nattras | Instructor

Chris joined the Rescue North East team in early May 2014 as a trainee work and rescue instructor. Having no prior experience in the industry Chris is rapidly learning the ropes, the Rescue North East way! Chris has already completed his Swift water Rescue Technician certificate and is going onto complete his advanced & instructors certificate in the forthcoming months; he has also completed Safe Working at Height and First Aid at Work. In recent weeks Chris has successfully completed his First Aid Instructors course gaining several qualifications ranging from Level 3 education & training to Oxygen management. Chris has worked with many of Rescue North East’s major clients in his first months travelling the length and breadth the country, including the Emergency Services, Wind Industry and construction companies. Chris has a bright and exciting future ahead of him with much to learn, we’ll keep you posted with his continued development.

Phil Murray | Instructor

Phil a HCPC registered Paramedic has been involved in providing rescue and pre-hospital care for over twenty years.

Phil brings to RNE his experience in pre-hospital emergency medical care and military medicine from across the globe. Phil’s extensive practice encompasses Hazardous Area Response Team (National Ambulance Resilience Unit) https://naru.org.uk/ , Urban Search and Rescue, Mountain Rescue, Military medicine to elite units, and now practices as a Specialist Paramedic focusing in acute emergency care and major trauma. Phil has developed and instructed remote medical courses in the Belize Jungle and to African anti-poaching organisations, Directing staff on the World Extreme Medicine MSc exercise https://www.extrememedicineexpo.com/international-msc-extreme-medicine-2/ . Phil has had the honour of being a speaker at the World Extreme Medical Expo since 2015 providing interactive medical traininghttps://www.extrememedicineexpo.com/

Phil challenged his medical skills and knowledge by achieving the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh, Diploma in Immediate Medical Care (Dip IMC) later being selected as an examiner, next attaining a BSc in Paramedic Studies.

Phil is a fully certified Rescue 3 Instructor.

Outside of work Phil enjoys any form of cycling, mountain sports and skiing.

Richard Hey | Instructor

Rich recently joined the RNE team after nearly 10 years spent delivering a range of rescue courses to rescue professionals from across the UK. His specialism is swiftwater and flood rescue having developed several specialist courses as an International Rescue Instructors Alliance trainer. He has recently transferred his accreditation authority to Rescue3Europe and continues his passion for high quality, innovative and enjoyable course delivery.Rich is an active practitioner having been a mountain rescue team member for 20 years, search dog handler and water rescue leader for much of that time. As lead for a DEFRA registered flood rescue team he has been operationally involved in major national flood events since 2009 both in the water and as a tactical advisor within multi-agency command cells.

Outside work Rich is a very active outdoor enthusiast kayaking, caving, mountaineering, skiing and fell running. He holds the British Association of Ski Patrollers Emergency Medical Technician and Mountain Rescue Casualty Care certificates.

Emergency Services Training, Water Rescue Training, Working at heights training, confined spaces training, First Aid medical training, health and safety training


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