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.
It's been quite an eventful day for team members whilst out and about in their 'day jobs'. At 5:30am this morning one team member came across an RTC and assisted on scene whilst waiting for the emergency services. Two team members then came across a collapsed diabetic male this evening whilst driving to training and instigated RTACC protocols, oxygen therapy and waited for the ambulance with Cheshire Police officers. Three other team members were at an RTC around the corner maintaining C-spine immobilisation whilst the air ambulance landed. We also managed to squeeze in a search training exercise and a talk to the Wilmslow Dean Rotary at the Deanwater Hotel!
We have taken delivery of a Ford Ranger 4x4, kindly donated by Cheshire Police. The keys were handed over to Deputy Team Leader Rick Lane by John Heussi (Fleet Manager) in the presence of ACC Mark Robert and the assistant PCC Margaret Ollerenshaw, Chairman Robbie Davies MBE, Team Leader Simon Lane and Team Member and Trustee Rachel Smith. This vehicle will be sited remotely from our base to ensure that we can respond immediately to assist Cheshire Police 24 hours a day. Read more...
Huge thanks to the fantastic customers at Marks and Spencer Gemini who donated a staggering £889.20 today towards a new vehicle. We are well on target to buy a new vehicle this year thanks to you.