Members of Buxton Mountain Rescue said good bye to their chairman at their 50th annual general meeting.
Chairman Roger Bennett and vice chairman Eric Needham both retired from their posts.
Mr Bennett, who has been replaced by Richard Doran, said: “It’s time for fresh blood to lead the team and make way for new ideas and refreshed enthusiasm.
“The modern service is a great testament to the dedication of so many people over so many years. The future will have its challenges, not least in funding and the proliferation of legislation.”