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Cave Emergency

FOR A LIFE THREATENING EMERGENCY IN TEXAS DIAL 911

FOR CAVE ASSISTANCE START BY CALLING THE CLOSEST COUNTY NUMBER


BEXAR:

(210) 326-1576

COLLIN:

(214) 202-6611

HAYS:

(512) 557-7965

MIDLAND:

(432) 438-5076

SUTTON:

(325) 450-3905

TRAVIS:

(512) 663-2287

 

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Cave Rescue Training

The National Cave Rescue Commission of the NSS is the premier source for hands-on cave rescue training in the US. Besides three levels of week-long rescue training, they offer "Orientation to Cave Rescue" weekends as well as "Small Party Assisted Rescue" classes. Every caver should consider taking at least the Level 1 class. Opportunities include the annual national training week organized by NCRC, as well as the regional training class typically organized each spring by the South-Central Region of the NCRC, who is responsible for (amongst other states) Texas.

 

Books

Not specific to cave rescue, but essential in describing techniques for safe and efficient caving, are Alpine Caving Techniques, Caving Technical Guide, and Vertical (free copy available online).

The Manual of U.S. Cave Rescue Techniques is an up-to-date compilation of the NCRC's cave rescue curriculum, full of valuable information on all aspects of cave rescue..

 

Online

Always check the NCRC's web page for notes on upcoming training opportunities.

Cavechat.org has active forums on Cave Rescue Techniques and On Rope! (vertical caving).

The European Cave Rescue Association's website offers a peek into what's going on in terms of cave rescue in Europe.

 

Sharing Information

If anyone has more info on Texas Cave Rescue Resources, please email the TSA Webmaster.

ALWAYS call 911 in an emergency!

 

In Memory Of

Joe Ivy

1965 - 2000

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