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.
Team members Rick, Barbara and Sean went to the grand opening of the Knutsfordian Photography Exhibition in the Old Town Hall in Knutsford. Photos of local shopkeepers, historians, pageant winners and volunteers were taken by local photographer Paul Worpole. The photo of the three members will be on display until Sunday.
Tonight's training session was the team's annual fitness test. Team members are required to complete a 5 mile hike in no more than 2 hours with the kit they would normally carry on a search exercise.
The team was honoured to receive a visit from our patron, His Grace The Duke of Westminster. His Grace presented three team members with long service awards and had the opportunity to chat with other team members. Later, the team put on three demonstrations: a medical treatment and casualty extraction, steep access casualty recovery and a water casualty rescue.