Training & Events

We hold introductory training session throughout the year. We also provide additional training such as, rest centre and water safety





Come and join one of our training sessions this spring and take part in our exercise which is based on a terrorist scenario.

Operation White Horse:

We will work through a terrorist scenario exercise which results in the formation of a Humanitarian Assistance Centre where Ready For Anything volunteers would play a key role.

Come and chat with your fellow volunteers and staff, plus cake and refreshments will be provided.

You don’t need to attend your nearest one, so if it is at capacity or a different session is at a more convenient time then feel free to go to that one instead.

Click on the links to sign up to any of the following:

Thursday 13th April

YORK – RFA Introductory training 10:30-12:00

YORK – Operation White Horse exercise and networking 13:00-15:00

Saturday 15th April

NORTHALLERTON – RFA Introductory training 10:30-12:00

NORTHALLERTON – Operation White Horse exercise and networking 13:00-15:00

Monday 24th April

WHITBY – Operation White Horse exercise and networking 18:00-20:00

Friday 28th April

MALTON – RFA Introductory training 10:30-12:00

MALTON – Operation White Horse exercise and networking 13:00-15:00

Wednesday 3rd May

SKIPTON – RFA Introductory training 10:30-12:00

SKIPTON – Operation White Horse exercise and networking 13:00-15:00

Friday 19th May

NORTHALLERTON - Control centre tour and exercise 13:00-15:00

Friday 9th June

YORK - Operation White Horse exercise and networking 13:00-15:00

Ready For Anything conference - Saturday 24th September 2022

Last September we held our first ever Ready For Anything conference at the national Emergency Planning College at Easingwold near York. It was so good to see so many volunteers turn up to the event. The morning had various speakers including an introduction from the Assistant Chief Constable Mike Walker. We also had a very interesting talk from our keynote speaker Dr Anne Eyre who is a sociologist specialising in psychosocial aspects of major incidents, emergency planning and disaster management.

The afternoon comprised of workshops and one had a rest centre set up and volunteers were shown how they are run.

The event was very well received by the volunteers and we are looking at doing another similar-scale event next year. You can see a couple of videos here:

RFA Conference 2022 overview


Dr Anne Eyre talking about schemes like Ready For Anything

North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue awareness training and station tour:

We are pleased to offer up our next training sessions this winter which have been arranged with North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue and will be hosted at fire stations across North Yorkshire: The aim is to talk to RFA volunteers about the various outreach topics they have for fire safety, and in particular about the "safe and well" visits that they can carry out for those who might need them in the community and can be referred by the public via an online form.

The session will be around 1.5 hours and will then finish with a 30 minute tour around the fire station. We are really grateful to NY Fire & Rescue who have fit in these four sessions for RFA volunteers alongside their normal duties. Contact for more information.

Tactical Coordination Centre tour

There is an open invitation to all Ready For Anything volunteers who would like to come and visit the new multi-agency Tactical Coordination Centre in Northallerton, have a tour round and we can go through some of the technology and systems that we use when responding to a major incident. Just contact us to make an appointment via


Introductory Training

For anyone who would like introductory training face to face or via Microsoft Teams, whether for the first time or as a refresher, then just drop us an email at and we can arrange something for you.


You can sign up here to become a RFA volunteer if you have not already done so. 


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