Aled Treharne on January 31st, 2007

The BBC has a news article today which is basically an editorial piece calling on the government to look at central funding. This has been an issue for a while – Mountain Rescue teams are not funded by the government in any way and to be frank, some people don’t want us to receive government […]

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Aled Treharne on January 31st, 2007

It’s coming up to midnight. You’re just getting ready for bed when the pager goes off: PLEASE CALL DUTY INSPECTOR, SOUTH WALES POLICE. The inspector tells you that a police search manager has requested Mountain Rescue for a search of a missing vulnerable 42 year old in Ebbw Vale. You page out the message to […]

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Aled Treharne on January 28th, 2007

Sent to me by Sean who found it somewhere and amused me: 1. Picture yourself near a stream. 2. Birds are softly chirping in the cool mountain air. 3. No one but you knows your secret place. 4. You are in total seclusion from the hectic place called “the world”. 5. The soothing sound of […]

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Aled Treharne on January 22nd, 2007

Yesterday was the team’s first exercise of the year, so at 0800 I headed up to base. It was to be a day of medical workstations, where we had a number of scenarios to work our way around. We headed off to RAC Corner and spent the day there looking at various scenarios in the […]

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Aled Treharne on January 18th, 2007

She couldn’t breathe. She’d had a cold over Christmas and between that and her asthma, she’d done her back in. Now it was January – cold outside, and her asthma was playing up. She got her inhaler out and took a few puffs, giving it some time to work. She felt the airways tightening and […]

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Aled Treharne on January 18th, 2007

I found this little gem this morning. It’s amused me and reminded me of a conversation I had with someone recently: CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE KIDS WHO WERE BORN IN THE 1940’s, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s !! First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us. They took aspirin, […]

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Aled Treharne on January 15th, 2007

Aren’t emotions funny things? Within the space of 10 minutes, I had a fantastic high off a phone call which may be giving me something I’ve been waiting for a few years for and wasn’t expecting for another few years[1]; followed by an incredible low after another phone call telling me my bank had fucked […]

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Aled Treharne on January 10th, 2007

Ok, so now I have at first hand a better idea of what Tom Reynolds talks about in his blog. I was on duty again with the first responders last night. Since Sean’s heading back to Aber for a bit tonight, I decided a nice home-cooked dinner was in order – in hindsight perhaps not […]

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Aled Treharne on January 8th, 2007

Well, that shift didn’t so much go with a bang as a gentle whimper. Not a single call for us. I spent the whole day with Sean putting up some new curtains in the living room to replace the crap ones I put up about 18 months ago. Oh, well. Another shift on Tuesday night, […]

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Aled Treharne on January 6th, 2007

Having returned from Sean’s I let the coordinator for our First Responder group know that I was available to respond, and it seems as though we’re a little short handed for tomorrow. As a result, from about 1000 tomorrow morning, I’m on duty along with one of my colleagues for the whole day. I’ve no […]

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