Cheshire Search And Rescue (CSAR) are a team of volunteers who are on call 24 hours per day, 365 days per year and are ready to deploy in any weather. We receive no government funding whatsoever. The team is extremely well trained and equipped and we assist Cheshire police and other statutory emergency services. We are proud members of the Association of Lowland Search and Rescue and train and work with local Mountain Rescue teams.
In 2013 we were called out for 1618 man-hours.
Professional in all but pay.
The teams’ Fundraising Lead and Deputy Team Leader Mark Simpson met with the Warrington Branch of The Rotary Club to give a presentation on the team and what we do as well as detailing our aims for this coming year. We’d like to offer our thanks to all those within the branch who made us feel very welcome and being a receptive and interested audience.
Fundraising Lead and Deputy Team Leader Mark Simpson was extremely busy on his day off for the team, Mark met up with Sgt. Craig Sephton from Cheshire Police who continued the forces support for the team by very kindly donating a wide range of technical rope rescue equipment, such as ropes, harnesses, slings and numerous other items. We’d like to once again thank all those in Chehsire Police for their continued support of the team especially the Police Search Adviors (PolSAs) for putting Sgt. Sephton in touch with us and enabling this donation, enhancing the team's equipment. Read more...
The team was called out by Cheshire Police to help with the search for a high risk person missing from home. The first team members arrived at the rendezvous point within 28 minutes of the callout and were set up and ready within 30 minutes utilising our rapid deployment search management bags, containing laptop, printer, SARMAN search management software and radios, to enable the first teams to be deployed as soon as possible whilst our Incident Control Unit and further members and equipment are en-route. We are pleased to report that the person was found safe and well during the initial planning stages. Read more...