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.

Latest news:

Tuesday 22 July


The team was at Boundary Water Park, training included throw line practice, bank side search techniques and casualty recovery using throw lines and the team's rescue raft.

Tuesday 15 July


Tonight the team was at Delamere Forest carrying out assessments for our trainee party leaders. Tonight's exercise was a crime scene scenario. This gives our party leaders and search technicians the skills to recognise, approach and deal with a potential crime scene, enabling them to pass on vital information to the police and record and protect possible evidence.

Monday 14 July

Sainsbury's Chester's Charity of the year

In June 2014 we were honoured to discover that we had been shortlisted as one of three Charities that were to be considered as charity of the year for Sainsbury's at Caldy Valley, Chester. Read more...