Training & Events

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

Introductory training

We run introductory training in the Spring and Autumn. These session are aimed at registered Ready For Anything volunteers who haven't previously attended the introductory training session. The session will go over why Ready For Anything was set up, the role of volunteers, how you will be deployed and examples of incidents where volunteers have been used. It will be your opportunity to meet the team and ask any questions. 

The date for the next training session is Tuesday 23rd November. You can register via eventbrite here.


Exercise Hawthorne

The RAF held a live exercise at Dishforth airfield simulating a helicopter crash, and Ready For Anything volunteers were invited to take part as victims and casualties that needed to be rescued/treated at the scene. The exercise was jointly held both at the scene and also in the new tactical coordination centre in Northallerton. An overview session is being held for all volunteers on Wednesday 27th October 18:00 - 19:30. You can register for this via eventbrite by clicking here.

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Public Health England – COVID 19 Psychological First Aid.

Learn how to give practical and emotional support to individuals using Psychological First Aid (PFA).

PFA is the globally recommended training for supporting people during emergencies and offers guidance on delivering psychosocial care in the immediate aftermath of the emergency event.

On this course, you’ll explore the psychological impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and what you can do to help people cope. The course will teach you the key principles of giving psychological first aid in emergencies.

This course has been produced by Public Health England and is based on international guidance from the World Health Organisation, United Nations and partners.

This course is aimed at frontline or essential workers and volunteers dealing with the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. You do not have to be a specialist to deliver PFA. Many people in helping roles will already be delivering PFA without realising it.

This is a course open to Ready For Anything volunteers who are interested in this area, particularly with our COVID19 response work doing welfare checks for shielded people. You will register with FutureLearn who run the course and is aimed at being something you can dip in and out of for one hour at a time over a three week period, but with it all being online you can do it as quickly as you want. You are awarded with a Certificate of Achievement once completed.


Available to access at any time through their online training package.
Please register here


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


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