FIVE members of the Ochils Mountain Rescue Team undertook their remote rescue medical technician assessments.

The OMRT reported that Donald, Mark, Willie, Laura and Neil completed their assessments, carried out by Scottish Mountain Rescue.

This involves an intensive two day training and assessment in trauma and medical conditions, with all five members of the rescue team passing with flying colours.

The OMRT published on their Facebook page: “A huge well done to all for successfully passing this advanced medical qualification.

“A huge thank you goes to Ochils Kirsty, Kev, Mark and Colin for being mock casualties and Ochils paramedic Malcom and Dr Neil, Dr Mary and Dr Simon for assessing the candidates from MR teams across Scotland.”

In addition to the assessments taking place, the team’s rescue dog Evie was under assessment to regrade at Advanced Mountain Rescue Dog grade, alongside her handler Ross from the Ochils team.

Trainee search dog Caoimhe undertook their trainee grade 2 assessment with her handler Susie.

Both dogs passed their assessments with flying colours. As the assessment was drawing to a close, the OMRT was called out by Police Scotland to assist the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and Scottish Ambulance Service to assist a stuck climber in the Rosyth area.

As they were attending to the emergency, the team were told they could stand down as the Fire Service rope rescue team were able to assist the casualty.

The OMRT added: ““Team members devote a huge amount of time to mountain rescue in addition to normal team training and callouts.

“Well done all.”