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What's Involved in Rescue MARSHALIng?



Firstly, MSA rescue marshals do the 'job' VOLUNTARILY. You must be a minimum of 18 years (25 years to drive units due to insurance requirements) and be prepared to attend an RSR organised Rescue Introductory Day (RID) to see how everybody gets on with each other. Here you will play with the rescue unit equipment to get a better idea of what it’s all about. If everyone’s happy, apply for acceptance to train.

In your first year you will be required to attend one approved Marshal Training Day (Speed, Race or Rally) including fire training and radio procedure training (Rescue Services can organise these). The Rescue Services team will also organise certificated First Aid plus pre-hospital medical gas (oxygen, oximetry and analgesia) and AED training.

Complete a Motor Sports Association Ltd (governing body for UK motor sport) modular training programme detailed in a training record booklet, gathering appropriate signatures. Collecting 10 signatures from any rescue crew chief for attendance at a minimum of 8 MSA permit organised events such as Rally, Race, Speed (Hill climb or Sprint) or Competition Safari events, with at least 3 events from each of 2 types of these disciplines (such as 3 Sprint events, the rest Rally or Competition Safari, etc.).

Attend 2 training days per year, one of which must be ‘facilitated’ by the MSA (all 10 within a maximum two year period). Finally, attend an approved MSA Rescue Licensing Assessment. Here you must demonstrate to independent assessors your familiarity and competence in the operation of all rescue equipment including identification and preparation of medical equipment. Thereafter, attend and pass 3 yearly assessments.

Satisfying respective Crew Chiefs that rescue training, rescue event attendances and equipment and technique updates have been completed between assessments (usually several weekends run over the quieter winter months).


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