Last year, Cheshire SAR took on a large number of new members who are all now trained and fully operational. Due to this large number, we have not needed to open applications for any further new members for around 18 months.
COVID-19 also brought challenges for the team. We have remained fully operational throughout the pandemic, but have only been able to carry out limited essential training, with strict measures in place to protect members and the public. However, the ability to run full training sessions will be impacted for some time to come.
Consequently, we now have over 160 individuals on our waiting list and are in the fortunate position to announce that we are closing the waiting list. If you have requested information up to today (3 December) you will be added to the list, but any further requests will not be included. Our next intake is likely to be the middle of 2021 at the earliest and we will be contacting everyone on the waiting list once dates for new members events are in the diary.
It’s overwhelming to think that so many people are interested in joining Cheshire SAR and we are grateful for this interest. But for now we won’t be replying to any requests to join the team – we’ll let you know when applications are open again.