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News 2015

Saturday 26 December: Call out - Flooding

We were called out by Bolton Mountain Rescue Team to assist them with the immediate evacuation of properties in Prestolee. Upon arrival Bolton Members had already evacuated all of the occupants (and pets) of the the affected properties and we assisted in planning for the evening as further heavy rain was predicted. More...

Monday 21 December: Call out

At 07:40 we were asked by Cheshire police to assist with the search for a missing male in Knutsford. More...

Monday 21 December: Donation from Bolton Mountain Rescue

In addition to assisting us on a call out in Knutsford, Bolton Mountain Rescue Team very kindly brought two large bags of first aid sundries and a spine board. Although out of date, the items are ideal for training and we would like to thank them for their generosity.

Saturday 19 December: Fund raising

Another amazing amount was donated today by the customers of Marks and Spencer Gemini: £1070.97! The support that we've had over the past 8 months from the store and customers has ensured that we are around for many years to come. We can't thank you enough.

Friday 11 – Saturday 12 December: Call out

We were called out by Cheshire police at 13:00 on Friday to assist them in the search for a missing male near Poynton. The team searched until late on Friday and returned at 07:30 on Saturday morning. More...

Friday 11 December: Team proud to support Fire Fighter Charity after storm Desmond

We were invited, along with our good friends at Norfolk Search and Rescue to assist Fire Fighter charity Tunnel 2 Towers Run at Jubilee House in Penrith. More...

Tuesday 8 December: Training

Team members are training this evening at Little Budworth Country Park, map reading from one medical skill station to the next. This ensures that our skills are kept current and ready to use at any time.

Monday 7 December: New Members evening

This evening we host 8 prospective new team members at one of our bases for a short presentation and a chat with some existing team members. This is followed by our monthly exec meeting, the last one of 2015.

Sunday 6 December: New search managers

We are very pleased to announce that following this weekend's Search Operations course, the team have two more approved search managers. This will ensure that whenever we are called we will always have a qualified search manager on scene, improving and strengthening the team's capabilities and giving the missing person the very best chance of being found and returned to their families.

Saturday 5 December: Call-out

The team deployed today to support a multi agency response to flood alerts in Cheshire. After being initially contacted by Cheshire police we were asked by Cheshire Fire and Rescue to carry out welfare checks at several properties close to the banks of the swollen River Dee which were only accessible by 4X4. The properties closer to the river were checked by Cheshire Fire and Rescue boat teams. More...

Tuesday 1 December: Training

Tonight's excellent training at Chester University was conducted by team member Dr Joy Ratcliffe (whose day job is as a Consultant Psychiatrist) and touched upon the wide spectrum of mental health issues.

Saturday 28 November: Fundraising

Several of our members spent Saturday bag packing to raise funds for the team. Thank you to the generous customers at Marks and Spencer Gemini, who donated over £570.

Thursday 26 November: Call-out

We were called at 09:20 by Cheshire police to assist them in a search in Runcorn. More...

Sunday 22 November: Training

We're very pleased to announce that following three busy days of training we now have 23 TAQA and 13 IQA trained team members. It was also fantastic to be joined by our friends and colleagues from Staffordshire Search and Rescue Team and WMSAR. Thank you to the Deanwater Hotel for hosting the event.

Saturday 21 November: Donation

Two team members, Mark and Anthony, had the privilege of being invited to attend the Charter Night last night. The whole evening was focused on some fantastic charities in and around Warrington who have all had the pleasure of being chosen to be supported by the Rotarians of Warrington. We were very humbled to be chosen as one of the charities and gratefully received a cheque for £1000 last night! The work that the Rotary Club of Warrington undertake for their local charities is quite amazing! Thank you.

Saturday 14 November: Fundraising

Another busy weekend for team members with a bag pack at Marks and Spencer Gemini to raise vital funds for new vehicles, and for other members, NNAS navigation exams.

Tuesday 10 November: Training

Tonight's training was a refresher on crime scene protocol for team members at Chester University. All team members are kept fully versed so that should they come across a crime scene they know what is expected from them by Cheshire Police.

Tuesday 3 November: Training

It was a damp and soggy night on Tuesday. In the hills over looking Macclesfield, the team were out practising night navigation skills as part of their NNAS Silver training. Visibility was low, so we practised techniques to navigate when you can't see where you are going, using bearings and identifying catching points when we could see through the mist. We don't know when or where we will be needed so have to be ready to search in all terrain and any weather.

Saturday 24 – Sunday 25 October: Major incident support

We were asked by Cheshire police to provide a specialist rope access team to assist them at the site of the Bosley Mill Explosion. More...

Monday 19 October: Site Reconnaissance

We were asked by Cheshire police to assist them at the site of the Bosley Mill disaster. More...

Sunday 18 October: Call-Out

Members deployed in a large scale search in support of South Yorkshire police alongside other Lowland Teams from Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire and Mountain Rescue Teams to search for a missing person in a large nature reserve in Doncaster.

Saturday 17 October: Medical and Rescue Cover

46 team members and (a couple of great friends of the team) gave up their day off with their families today to provide medical and rescue cover to Brooks Hellrunner at Delamere Forest. The event certainly put our rescue and medical skills to the test and, as always, the response and actions of everyone involved was superb. More...

Wednesday 14 October: Meeting at Cheshire police HQ

Two team members attended a meeting with eight Police Search Advisors at Cheshire Police headquarters in Winsford to plan a large scale exercise (more information to follow).

Tuesday 13 October: Talk

We were delighted to be invited to deliver a presentation to representatives of several churches at Caldy Valley Neighbourhood Church and Centre. We would like to thank them for inviting us to talk to them and also for their hospitality.

Sunday 11 October: Bolton MR Foundation Course

A huge thank you to all the team members and agencies who helped to host the Joint Foundation Course run by Bolton Mountain Rescue Team. All of the CSAR members who attended thoroughly enjoyed the weekend, the opportunity to gain an insight into how other teams work and where we can all support each other.

Saturday 10 October: Donations

Huge thanks to all of the customers of Marks and Spencer Gemini and team members who raised a fantastic £698.46 towards our new vehicle fund today!

Saturday 10 October: Donations

Thank you to the wonderful staff and customers of the North West Face climbing centre in Warrington who raised £45.49 for us by hosting one of our collection tins. If you can place one of our collection tins at your local shop or workplace just let us know.

Thursday 8 October: Donation

Massive thanks to Prometheus Medical (@Prometheus on twitter) for donating this folding stretcher and medical supplies to the team. They will certainly be put to good use. More...

Monday 5 October: Call-Out

We were called to assist Cheshire police to search for a missing boy near Tarporley at 07:30. The team deployed immediately and were joined by members from Merseyside Search and Rescue. Thankfully the boy was located safe and well just after 11:00. More...

Tuesday 29 September: Training

Tonight the team was split in groups: More...

Saturday 26 September: Donations

Once again team members gave up their precious family time to raise funds at Marks and Spencer Gemini today. We receive no funding whatsoever so every penny to keep the team going is donated by the wonderful people of Cheshire. Please help us continue to respond when needed, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Thank you.

Wednesday 23 September: Training

We are sometimes asked by Cheshire police to assist with the sad task of recovering bodies from difficult to access locations and we train hard to ensure that this is done in a dignified and respectful manner. More...

Tuesday 22 September: Training

This evening team members were at The Grange High School covering medical skill stations to ensure that all team members are fluent in skills that are essential in that golden hour. Many thanks once again to The Grange for their kind hospitality and of course to our many Health Care Professional's who keep us on our toes!

Tuesday 15 September: Training

This week's training in Delamere Forest consisted of two new parts. One was welcoming the new batch of recruits to our regular Tuesday training evenings. The other was for our trainee Search Manager Rick to run the entire search exercise as if it was a real callout from start to finish. The untrained eye would just think that being in "control" is a cushy job with your feet up just looking at maps and "chatting". Rick now has a better understanding of the pressures and stress involved in running a large search successfully.

Saturday 12 September: Fundraising and RTACC course

Another very busy weekend for the team with members at Marks and Spencer Gemini raising vital funds to replace our aged vehicles. The total is growing quickly thanks to the wonderful customers and staff. We also ran another RTACC (Rescue Trauma And Critical Care) course at the Deanwater Hotel for members. This course ensures that we have some simple life saving skills at our disposal so we can really make a difference. Many thanks to paramedic Lee Jackson along with our very own Paramedic Angela Moorefield for their instruction and to all the volunteer casualties. More...

Tuesday 8 September: Training

Tonight's training was an insight into the work of fellow SAR organisation SARAID an urban SAR team who deployed to Nepal following the earthquake earlier this year. More...

Friday 28 August: Call-out Congleton

We were called at 21:00 by Cheshire police to assist them in a search near Congleton. More...

Saturday 22 August: Donation

Huge thanks to Asda Birchwood and all of the customers for nominating us as the winners of the 'Chosen by you, given by us' Green token scheme. Pictured is team secretary Anthony Horrigan and Deputy team leader Mark Simpson receiving the cheque from the duty store manager. More...

Saturday 15 August: Call out

On Saturday 15th August we were asked by our friends at Bolton MRT to assist in a developing search in Farnworth, Bolton. Search areas included a lot of varying terrain in and around the Moses Gate Country Park. More...

Monday 10 August: Call out

We were contacted by Cheshire police just after midnight to assist in the search for a missing lady in Willaston. We were stood down at 10:20 the following morning as the lady had been found alive and well.

Saturday 1 August: Call-out

We were asked by Cheshire police to cordon off an area on steep ground next to the river at the site of the Bosley Wood Mill explosion. More...

Tuesday 28 July: Spot Casualty Care

While travelling to training team members came across an RTC. They followed RTACC protocols, maintaining C-spine immobilisation, until the arrival of paramedics and the air ambulance. At the end of the incident a total of seven CSAR volunteers were in attendance.

Tuesday 28 July: Medical Assistance

Two team members 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.

Tuesday 28 July: An eventful day

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!

Saturday 25 July: Donation of a Ford Ranger by Cheshire Police

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. More...

Saturday 25 July: Bag packing

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. 

Wednesday 22 July: Rotary Club Meeting – Crewe and Nantwich Weaver

Search Technicians Johnathan Clover and Richard Jones gave an after dinner presentation on the team and its work to the Rotary Club of Crewe and Nantwich Weaver. Also attending was the Mayor of Nantwich, Councillor Andrew Martin. We were made very welcome and there were many interesting questions raised in the Q&A session.

Sunday 19 July: £25,000 Grant

We are very excited and honoured to announce that we have been awarded a grant of £25,000 from the Cheshire Community Foundation and the Cheshire Ladies Philanthropy Club! This grant now means that we will soon be in a position to place an order for a new vehicle that can be located strategically in the county to ensure that our response times are as quick as possible with life saving equipment on board. This amazing donation demonstrates how vital the service we provide is to the county of Cheshire. Thank you to everyone who voted to ensure that we received this fantastic award.

Wednesday 15 July: Breathing Space Yoga fundraising

What a brilliant way to raise funds for the team! Huge thanks to Sarah Clover and Breathing Space Yoga, Jam and Jelly Parties and all of the mums and tots who attended and raised money for us as it's very much appreciated. The money will be used directly to help the people of Cheshire. Thank you. More...

Tuesday 7 July: Presentation

Tonight's session was at our training suite at the Deanwater Hotel and we were delighted to be joined by John Coombs (Edale Mountain Rescue), Nick Shepard (Kinder Mountain Rescue) and Paul Taylor (Glossop Mountain Rescue). All three, as well as being members of Peak District Mountain Rescue teams, are experienced search dog handlers and members of Search And Rescue Dog Association (SARDA) England. More...

Tuesday 7 July: First aid teaching

Member Sean Baker attended 5th Blacon (Holy Trinity) Beaver group to provide basic first aid training. More...

Tuesday 30 June: Call-out

We were contacted by Cheshire police to search for a missing person in the Knutsford area as they had become concerned for their welfare. 32 members were available but were stood down whilst responding as thankfully Cheshire police located the person alive and well.

Friday 26 – Monday 29 June: Call-out

We were called out by Cheshire police to search for a missing female in the Appleton Thorn area at 23:05 on Friday 26th June as they were concerned for her welfare. Cheshire Search and Rescue team members searched through the night and all through the weekend alongside a large number of Cheshire police officers. Dog Handler Steve Nelson, navigator Elaine Gilliland (both Search And Rescue Dog Association (SARDA) Wales and Bolton Mountain Rescue Team members) and search dog Boris joined the search on Saturday and Sunday. More...

Tuesday 23 June: Call-out

At 0707hrs on Tuesday 23rd June the Team were contacted by Cheshire Police for the immediate assistance with the search for a high risk young female missing from home in the Sandbach area. More...

Tuesday 16 June: Call-out

During a medical training session the team was contacted by Bolton Mountain Rescue to ask for assistance in the search for a missing male. 29 members responded and searched alongside Bolton MRT members, Greater Manchester police and the local community with the last members standing down at 01:50hrs. More...

Monday 15 June: Call-out

We were contacted by Cheshire police at 07:15 to search for a missing person in the countryside surrounding Knutsford. The person was found at 10:17. The team assisted the police with the recovery and were stood down at 13:30.

Monday 1 June: Call-out

We were contacted by Cheshire police at 00:30 to search for a missing person in Chester. The person was found at 06:40 and the team assisted police with the recovery. 

Sunday 17 May: Joint Emergency Services Open Day – Cheshire Police Headquarters Winsford

On Sunday five members of the team together with our Incident Management Unit (Control Vehicle) and one of our Land Rover 110 Defender ambulances (Maud) went as part of the Joint Emergency Services open day, held every year by Cheshire Police and Cheshire Fire and Rescue. We were welcomed at Police HQ and given a prime location to set up, right next to the grandstand in the main display arena. It was a fantastic day with more people than we’ve ever seen before coming to talk to us and listen to what the team does and have a look at a selection of the equipment we had on display. More...

Saturday 16 – Sunday 17 May: RTACC (Rescue Trauma and Critical Care) Training

Over the weekend the team conducted its first in-house RTACC training course. RTACC is aimed at front-line emergency services personnel who may have to deal with life-threatening emergencies. The venue was the Deanwater Hotel, Woodford and was held over two full days. More...

Monday 11 May: Call-out

We were contacted by Garry Rhodes MBE (Bolton Mountain Rescue Team Leader) on late Sunday afternoon to let us know that Greater Manchester police were becoming increasingly concerned for a missing 37 year old male in the Tyldesley area and that unless he was found it was likely that we would be asked for assistance to search for him. More...

Thursday 7 May: Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service Meeting – Cheshire Fire Headquarters, Winsford

Three members of the executive committee met with the External Emergency Planning Officer for Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service to discuss ways in which we can work together. The ways in which the team can complement the fire service in their roles were investigated, as well as the practical application and the formal arrangements to do this. More...

Saturday 2 May: Flood Responder Training – Kirkby Lonsdale

Saturday saw the team return to the River Lune in Kirkby Lonsdale for another DEFRA recognised Flood Responders course. In total there were seventeen trainees consisting of a mixture of "newbies" and more experienced team members keeping their training up to date. We were also pleased to welcome two of our colleagues from Bolton MRT and our external assessor Kevin Garvey from Rossendale and Pendle MRT. More...

Saturday 2 May: Call-out

We were asked by Cheshire police to assist with the recovery of a male at Alderley Edge.

Monday 27 April: Search Dog Call-out

Team member Ester Hooper and Seach dog Izzy were called out by SARDA Wales. More...

Friday 24 April: Search Dog Call-out

Team member Ester Hooper and Seach dog Izzy were called out by SARDA Wales. More...

Thursday 23 – Thursday 30 April: Swiftwater Rescue Technician (SRT) Training

Over a number of days, seven more members of the team completed and passed the DEFRA Level 3 Water Rescue course in conjunction with Outreach Rescue and Norfolk SAR Team. More...

Tuesday 21 April: Search Dog Call-out

Team member Ester Hooper and Seach dog Izzy were called out by SARDA Wales. More...

Friday 17 April: Rotary Club Meeting – Warrington Branch

The teams’ Fundraising Lead and Deputy Team Leader Mark Simpson met with the Warrington Branch of The Rotary Club to give a presentation on the team and what we do as well as detailing our aims for this coming year. We’d like to offer our thanks to all those within the branch who made us feel very welcome and being a receptive and interested audience.

Friday 17 April: Cheshire Police – Tactical Training Unit – Constabulary Headquarters, Winsford

Fundraising Lead and Deputy Team Leader Mark Simpson was extremely busy on his day off for the team, Mark met up with Sgt. Craig Sephton from Cheshire Police who continued the forces support for the team by very kindly donating a wide range of technical rope rescue equipment, such as ropes, harnesses, slings and numerous other items. We’d like to once again thank all those in Chehsire Police for their continued support of the team especially the Police Search Adviors (PolSAs) for putting Sgt. Sephton in touch with us and enabling this donation, enhancing the team's equipment. More...

Thursday 16 April: Call out

The team was called out by Cheshire Police to help with the search for a high risk person missing from home. The first team members arrived at the rendezvous point within 28 minutes of the callout and were set up and ready within 30 minutes utilising our rapid deployment search management bags, containing laptop, printer, SARMAN search management software and radios, to enable the first teams to be deployed as soon as possible whilst our Incident Control Unit and further members and equipment are en-route. We are pleased to report that the person was found safe and well during the initial planning stages. More...

Wednesday 15 April: Cheshire Emergency Services and Voluntary Agencies Committee (CEVAC) Meeting

Deputy Team Leader Rick Lane and Search Manager Mark Susca attended the regular meeting of the Local Resilience Forum. The aim of these meetings is to keep all agencies informed of updates and changes to all those parties involved in local resilience and discuss operational issues in the event of a major incident.

Tuesday 14 April: TRAINING – Macclesfield Forest

Tonight's training was primarily a navigation and familiarisation exercise of the forest area, with a number of skill stations at each navigation point, including crime scene management, rope work, evidence search and micro-navigation.

Monday 13 April: Rotary Club Meeting – Warrington Branch

The teams’ Fundraising Lead and Deputy Team Leader Mark Simpson met with the Warrington Branch of The Rotary Club to give a presentation on the team and what we do as well as detailing our aims for this coming year. We’d like to offer our thanks to all those within the branch who made us feel very welcome and being a receptive and interested audience.

Sunday 12 April: Search Dog Call-out

Team member Ester Hooper and Seach dog Izzy were called out by SARDA Wales. More...

Thursday 9 April: Manchester Airport Emergency Planning Committee Meeting

Search Manager Mark Susca attended this meeting in his normal day job role but at the meeting the team were asked if they could attended a meeting (date to be confirmed) and provide a detailed debrief of our concurrent exercise that was held at the airport in early March, furthering our relationship with Manchester Airport, Greater Manchester Police and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue as well those emergencies services from Cheshire too.

Tuesday 7 April: Training at Delamere

This Tuesday saw the team practicing its search and water rescue skills in Delamere Forest. For this evening we were joined by the Lord-Lieutenant of Cheshire, Mr. David Briggs, M.B.E., K.St.J. More...

Sunday 5 April: Search Dog Call-out

Team member Ester Hooper and Seach dog Izzy were called out by SARDA Wales. More...

Monday 30 March: North Cheshire WI Group

Monday, two of our team members gave a presentation to the North Cheshire WI, with attendees from the many institutes in the area. We were made very welcome, the talk was well received and there were plenty of questions at the end. We must thank the group for their kind donation of £100.

Sunday 29 March: Search Dog Call-out

Team member Ester Hooper and Seach dog Izzy were called out by SARDA Wales. More...

Friday 27 March: Santander Foundation – Community Plus Grant

Team Chairman Robbie Davies MBE and Treasurer Mark Susca attended Santander Warrington branch to accept the Community Plus Grant of £2000 from the Santander Foundation. This money will help to fund much needed medical equipment and allow the team to continue to provide the service we do. We’d very much like to thank Yvonne Davies for the nomination and all those within the Warrington branch of Santander, not to mention the Santander Foundation themselves. More...

Wednesday 25 March: Tarvin WI

Wednesday evening three team members and trainee search dog Skye, travelled to Tarvin to give a presentation to the WI. Many thanks to the institute for their donation of £60, plus the first contribution to team member Barbara Broderick's fundraising Three Lakes Challenge.

Saturday 21 March: Search Dog Call-out

Team member Ester Hooper and Seach dog Izzy were called out by SARDA Wales. More...

Friday 20 – Sunday 22 March: Search Technicians Course 2015

Another year and another ST course all wrapped up, this was the biggest course the team has ever run and was a huge success. Congratulations to the 33 candidates who all passed their final exams, that's 18 New search technicians for CSAR, 14 for MerSAR and one for Bolton MR. More...

Thursday 19 March: Search Dog Call-out

Team member Ester Hooper and Seach dog Izzy were called out by SARDA Wales. More...

Wednesday 18 March: Search Dog Call-out

Team member Ester Hooper and Seach dog Izzy were called out by SARDA Wales. More...

Thursday 5 March: Joint Major Incident Exercise, Manchester Airport

As many of you will have seen over recent months the team has had a number of meetings and discussions with Manchester Airport that we've been very coy about. More...

Saturday 28 February: Bag packing

Team members were bag packing at Sainsbury's in Chester where we are the Charity of the year.

Saturday 28 – Sunday 29 February: Swift Water Rescue Team Technician training

Congratulations to our four new Swift Water Rescue Technicians! After a second weekend where they all took a bit of a battering in the extremely fast flowing water and icy conditions, four of our team members (pictured in the red drysuits) qualified as Swift Water Rescue Technicians. Well done for completing and passing such a demanding course. More...

Saturday 21 February: Preparations for the Search Technician course

Today members of the Training Team and Executive Committee met at Forest Scout Camp to recce the site in advance of our Search Technician course next month.

Tuesday 17 February: Search Dog Call-out

Team member Ester Hooper and Seach dog Izzy were called out by SARDA Wales. More...

Tuesday 17 February: Training

Tonight's training session was a search exercise at Alderly Edge; it was also an introduction to training for our newest team members. Yhe exercise ended with the successful location and extraction of the two missing persons.

Tuesday 3 February: Talk

One team member spent the evening talking about the team and the work we do to Eastham WI - thank you for your generous donation.

Tuesday 3 February: Training

Tonight's training was a series of medical scenarios to challenge the team and refresh their skills. 

Tuesday 3 February: Call out

The Team were contacted by our good friends and neighbours BMRT to assist with a search for a missing elderly man. The Team were stood down whilst members were en-route to the rendezvous point as the gentleman had been safely located.

Monday 2 February: Search Dog Call-out

Team member Ester Hooper and Seach dog Izzy were called out by SARDA Wales. More...

Monday 2 February: New Members' Evening

We held a New Members' Evening at our training suite near Wilmslow to tell a group of prospective new members all about the team and what is required when you join.

Monday 2 February: Monckton Properties donates Cheshire Search and Rescue office headquarters

Cheshire Search and Rescues (CSAR) office space in Red Cow Year has been generously donated by Monckton Properties, part of the Tatton Estate, for a second year running. More...

Thursday 29 January: Call out

The team was contacted by Buxton MRT who asked if we could be placed on standby to assist in the bad weather that was forecast over this period, with large snowfall expected. This is another example of a multi-team approach to major incidents and furthering the relationships we have as neighbours.

Saturday 24 January: Bag packing

Members of the team were packing customers' shopping bags at Sainsbury's in Chester today. Thank you to Sainsbury's and their generous customers.

Friday 16 January: Call out

We were called out by Cheshire police at 09:25 to search for a lady who was missing from her home address in the Rixton area of Cheshire. 21 Cheshire SAR members attended and we were joined by six members of Bolton Mountain Rescue Team and the team's trailing dog. More...

Wednesday 14 January: Manchester Airport 3rd Sector Responder Group

Team Leader Simon Lane attended the regular 3rd Sector Responder Group meeting at Manchester Airport, continuing our connection to local resilience forums and updating those present on the continuing development and up skilling of the Team, together with on going developments regarding emergency planning.

Wednesday 14 January: Multi–Agency Water Transport Vessel Major Incident Workshop

Search Manager and Treasurer Mark Susca continued the Team's development of emergency planing by attending a multi-agency major incident workshop organised by the Joint Shared Services Emergency Planning Team for Cheshire. More...

Tuesday 13 January: Training

Trainee Party Leaders were given a number of scenarios to deal with, all with elements of crime scene management. More...

Thursday 8 January: Manchester Airport Emergency Planning Committee

Search Manager and Treasurer Mark Susca attended the Emergency Planning Committee meeting, continuing work on an on going project with Manchester Airport. More on this will follow in due course.

Wednesday 7 January: Call out

We were contacted by Bolton Mountain Rescue Team's Team Leader Garry Rhodes MBE at 12:05 to ask for assistance to search for a lady missing from her home address. Nine members assisted and searched alongside Bolton MRT members and the police. Teams were stood down in the late evening pending further enquiries and thankfully the lady was found at 05:30 the next morning by police officers and taken to hospital. More...

Tuesday 6 January: Training

Tonight's training was a river bank search exercise which ended with the rescue of a live exercise casualty from the water.

Friday 2 January: Vehicle Fund

2015 marks an important year in the life of Cheshire Search and Rescue team. On 1 January, we launched our biggest ever fundraising challenge – to raise £150,000 to buy a fleet of new vehicles. More...

Friday 2 January: We're Recruiting!

Cheshire Search and Rescue team is currently recruiting for operational members. Basic requirements are to be fit and healthy, aged over 18, and enjoy the outdoors and working as part of a team. No specific qualifications are required as we will provide full training. More...

Thursday 1 January: Happy New Year to all of our supporters!

We're starting 2015 with a fantastic resolution: to replace our fleet of vehicles so that we can provide a more effective service to the people of Cheshire and beyond. Our two Land Rovers and Control Vehicle desperately need replacing so our focus for 2015 is to raise £150,000 to buy new vehicles. More details here.