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News 2010

Sunday 19 December: Festive bag packing at Asda, Birchwood

This Sunday the team will be donning their festive hats and Rudolph noses for our Christmas bag packing event at Asda, Birchwood. More...

Tuesday 7 December: Team attend Emergency Services Carol Concert

This is the first year Cheshire Search and Rescue Team has been invited to the Emergency Services Carol Concert and we are very proud that we have been recognised as part of the emergency response for Cheshire in this way. More...

Saturday 4 December: Call-out

Wednesday 1 December: Success at Southport for BTACC candidates

Last weekend members of Cheshire's team who are qualified in basic trauma and casualty care (BTACC) ran a BTACC course for the crew of Soutport Lifeboat and some members of Staffordshire Search and Rescue Team. More...

Wednesday 24 November: Team to provide training to Southport Lifeboat crewe

This weekend members of Cheshire's team who are qualified in basic trauma and casualty care (BTACC) will be running a BTACC course for the crew of Soutport Lifeboat. More...

Monday 1 November: Team called to assist Welsh search team

At 8.40am this morning the team received a call for urgent assistance from North East Wales Search and Rescue Team. The team responded and headed to Wrexham. The call was to search for a missing person. More...

Tuesday 26 October: Ellesmere Port callout

Cheshire Police asked the team to do a further search for the man missing in Ellesmere Port since August following them receiving some further information. More...

Tuesday 26 October: BTACC - second cohort begin training

Basic Trauma And Critical Care is a course that some of the team members completed last year. Those that either were not team members then or able to attend the course last year began their BTACC training this evening. More...

Wednesday 20 October: Donation of kit gratefully received

We would like to thank Action Building and Electrical Supplies Ltd, London, for generously donating two spine boards to the team. More...

Tuesday 12 October: Team called to assist Staffs

At 8am this morning the team were called out to assist Staffordshire Search and Rescue team to look for a missing person. We responded and headed to Cannock Chase. More...

Sunday 10 October: Stockton Heath bag pack great success

On Sunday the team were at Morrisons in Stockton Heath on a fund raising mission. More...

Thursday 23 September: SOS for new storage unit answered

Following our plea for new premises after we had to vacte our stargae unit we ave had our S.O.S call answered by local water company United Utilities. More...

Tuesday 14 September: Representatives meet at Ladybridge Hall, Bolton MRT

Representatives Joanne McClure, Team Leader and Joanne Pritchard, Dog Team Representative met at the base and home of Bolton Mountain Rescue Team (MRT) along with their members and representatives from North East Wales SAR MRT and Rossendale and Pendle MRT. The purpose of this evening was to discuss and pre-plan the Foundation Course in Mountain Rescue this coming October. More...

Tuesday 14 September: Training at Moore Nature Reserve

This evening members met at Moore Nature Reserve, Moore, to undertake scene management training and crime scene preservation. The members braved the dark and torrential down pours to deploy all our resources including, bike searchers, air-scenting dogs and handlers and foot searchers. More...

Sunday 12 September: National LS Dogs meeting

The national meeting was held today in Berkshire and representative for Cheshire Dog Team, Joanne Pritchard attended with Team Leader, Joanne McClure. More...

Friday 10 September: Bog Trotters support CSAR

The band the Bog Trotters held a charity night in aid of the team ar Owley Wood Club, Weaverham tonight. More...

Wednesday 8 September: 12 hours bag packing success

Team members were at Morrisons in Widnes today for a 12 hour bag packing spree along with manning our information stand. More...

Thursday 26 August: Urgent plea for new storage facility

Today we issued the press release below in our urgent attempts to find a new storage unit. Can you help? More...

Tuesday 24 August: Alsager call-out

Whilst at the weekly training session the team's search manager received a phone from one of Cheshire Police's search advisors asking the team to assist a search in Alsager near Crewe. The search was for a missing female. More...

Saturday 21 August: Marbury Park Open Day

Marbury Park in Northwich, has kindly allowed us to arrange an open day to raise awareness of the team and run some family fun activties. Why not come along and join in.... More...

Monday 16 August: Supporting Staffordhsire SAR

At 10pm the team was asked o support Staffordshire Search and Rescue Team to search for a female who was misisng from home. The Cheshire team responded. More...

Monday 9 August: Ellesmere Port callout

This afternoon Cheshire Police contacted the Duty Call-out Officer of Cheshire SAR to request assistance in the search for a missing male. More...

Monday 9 August: Shelley's skydiving support

Shelley Carnell, one of Cheshire Search and Rescue Team's support members, recently did a sponsored skydive to raise money for the search team. As a team member Shelley knows that the team runs soley on donations so decided to take things into her own hands to raise some money for the team....by leaping out of a plane! More...

Sunday 8 August: Call-out

Missing person in Ellesmore Port.

Saturday 24 July: Birchwood fire station open day

Cheshire Search and Rescue Team have been invited to join the fire service at their open day at Birchwood fire station. Why not come along and meet the team and the fireman? More...

Friday 25 June: Cheshire Show a great success

The sun shone for the whole of Cheshire Show and everyone who attended enjoyed the atmopshere. We had hundreds of people come to our stand for a chat and some even went away with a soft toy they won in our raffle! More...

Tuesday 22 June: Cheshire Show

The team will be at the show both days and can be found in the Countryside Experience section. More...

Sunday 30 May: Succcess at Major Joint Search Exercise

Cheshire Search and Rescue Team jointly organised this major search exercise with Cheshire Police and are the lead search team for the day. Today the role of the team is to treat the exercise as a real life search and work with the trainee police search advisors so all can learn from the exercise. More...

Tuesday 25 May: Initial Site Officer Training Session

This evening team members gathered at Whitefield Car Park, Delamere Forest to trial out a process used by our friends and colleagues at Staffordshire Search & Rescue Team known as Initial Site Officer. More...

Sunday 23 May: Preparations take place for major search exercise

This morning team members met at our storage unit to prepare equipment and vehicles for a major police search exercise in Delamere to be held on the 30th May. More...

Wednesday 19 May: Search dramas after a 999 call, Chelford

At 1806hrs, we were called by Cheshire Police to assist in the search for a missing female with multiple personality disorders. More...

Tuesday 18 May: Steep access training

This evening members met at The Forest Hills Hotel for access to Frodsham Hill for 'steep access' training. More...

Sunday 16 May: Call out for missing male in Newton-le-Willows

This afternoon Cheshire Police contacted the Duty Call-out Officer of Cheshire SAR to request assistance in the search for a missing male. More...

Tuesday 11 May: Northwest underwater search team presentation

Tonight we welcomed Colin Sammuel, from the police's Northwest Underwater Search Unit who gave a presentation to the team on his work. More...

Tuesday 11 May: Missing Chester resident found

Since Thursday 6th May both Police Search Teams and Cheshire SAR team members alike, have searched a vast area of Chester for a missing male with Schizophrenia. Today we received the great news that he has been located outside of the area but is safe and well.

Monday 10 May: Team teach at Warrington Collegiate

We had a very kind invite to teach the Uniformed Services Course at Warrington Collegiate today. More...

Saturday 8 May: Search Continues in Chester

A continuation of the search which began on Thursday 6 May was requested by Cheshire Police and the team were asked to meet near West Cheshire College at 1pm. More...

Thursday 6 May: 100th search for Team Leader

Congratulations to Team Leader and Search Manager Joanne McClure. Today was a special search for Jo, as this is her 100th search she has co-ordinated on behalf of Cheshire Search and Rescue Team and also Cheshire Police. More...

Thursday 6 May: Search for mising person in Chester

This morning the team was called out to search for a missing person in Chester who has Schizophrenia and hadn't received any medication for over 48 hours. More...

Friday 30 April: High Praise from Retiring Police Search Advisor

The team works very closely with Cheshire Police on searches and we know the police search advisors well. More...

Tuesday 27 April: New Deputy Team Leaders Appointed

This evening we held our Special General Meeting in which the members had requested to alter the Constitution to allow for the appointment of two new Deputy Team Leaders. More...

Sunday 25 April: Successful Equipment Day

Each month we hold an Equipment Day in which all operational kit gets checked and cleaned including vehicles and fundraising stock. More...

Thursday 22 April: Outstanding Report from Woolston Explorers

On the 14th April Dave McClure and Joanne Pritchard delievered a presentation to the Explorers at Woolston regarding the team and also gave them an in-sight into what we do and how a search dog works. More...

Tuesday 20 April: Stretcher Handling Training at Pex Hill

This evening team members arrived at Pex Hill, Cronton, Widnes for a search exercise encorporating casualty care and stretcher handling. More...

Friday 16 April: Race Night is Successful

Tonight we held a Race Night at Rylands Recreational Club, Gorsey Lane, Warrington and what a night it was! More...

Thursday 15 April: Southport Links Continue

This evening dog handler Joanne Pritchard and Team Leader Joanne McClure made their journey to train with friends and colleagues at Southport Off-Shore Rescue Trust. More...

Wednesday 14 April: Cheshire SAR visit Woolston Scouts

This evening Dave McClure, Clinical Lead & Training Officer, and Joanne Pritchard, Search Dog Handler, visited Woolston Scout Hut to give a presentation on 'The role of a volunteer with Cheshire SAR' More...

Wednesday 14 April: Cheshire Show Planning Begins

This is our second year at Cheshire Show and preparation commenced tonight with a meeting between Cheshire Search & Rescue Team and St John Ambulance Cheshire. More...

Tuesday 13 April: Search Kit is revamped

This evening team members met at St John Ambulance HQ in Warrington to revise the current kit list we all carry as 'searchers'. More...

Sunday 11 April: Team Re-visits Chelford

Following the Jumble & Table Top Sale at Latchford Methodist Church yesterday we had a lot of bric-a-brac items remaining.  Support member Rachel, suggested we held a car boot sale to sell the left over stock. More...

Saturday 10 April: Jumble and Table Top Sale

Today we held a jumble and table top sale at Latchford Methodist Church, Thelwall Lane, Warrington.  This was the first attempt at a Jumble Sale and what a day to hold it on... Grand National Day! More...

Tuesday 6 April: Delamere re-visited

This evening Party Leaders were tested by having to take control of a search with only the guidance of a Police Search Advisor.  Party Leaders, Colin, Jim and Jeff quickly decided and organised team members and search priorities to search for a missing despondent male.  The teams were tasked effectively to search the area around Primrose Hill, Delamere and the hazardous area of Urchins Kitchen. More...

Thursday 1 April: Grappenhall Probus Presentation

Today Chris Palin and Hilary Williams travelled to Grappenhall, Warrington to give a presentation regarding the history of the team and what we do as volunteers assisting the police, the community and people of Cheshire. More...

Tuesday 30 March: Stockton Heath Court Room Re-Opened

This evening members gathered at Stockton Heath Police Station for a one-night only re-opening of their court room. More...

Saturday 27 March: Links Forged with Staffordshire Search & Rescue Team

This afternoon Joanne and Dave McClure, Chris Palin and Jim Oliver travelled to Shugborough Outdoor Education Centre in Staffordshire to assist Staffordshire SAR Team on their Search Technician Course. More...

Saturday 27 March: Letter of Thanks

Today we received a letter of thanks from the ladies at the National Womens Register in Nantwich for a talk we gave on Monday 22nd March. More...

Tuesday 23 March: Pressure Rises on Search Exercise

This evenings training session was initated at Bruche Park, Bruche Avenue, Warrington with a 30 strong search team and 1 new Search Manager. More...

Monday 22 March: Womens National Register, Nantwich

This evening team members Hilary Williams and Chris Palin, travelled to Nantwich to talk to the ladies at the National Womens Register, Group B in Nantwich. More...

Saturday 20 March: First Aid Course for St. Wilfreds Scout

This weekend team members, Dave McClure, Chris Palin, Katie Wightman, Linda Howell, Denis Bates and Colin Wrench were on hand to deliver a First Aid Course for the Scouts at St. Wilfreds, Grappenhall. More...

Friday 19 March: New Vehicle Arrives

Today we received a donated vehicle from Cheshire Police. More...

At 9am this morning, team members assembled at an RV point in Delamere for the search of a missing resident. This was following notification to the Duty Call Out Manager, Geoff Roberts, which he had received late last evening. More...

Tuesday 5 January: North West Ambulance Service Support

Two team members were responding to the incident when the team was contacted by North West Ambulance Service (Cheshire & Mersey) to provide direct support to them utilising one our team members Land Rover Defender. More...