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News 2017

Sunday 22 October: Call-out

Fifteen team members, our control vehicle and the hilux responded to a callout to assist Cheshire Police this afternoon. First on scene within 20 minutes, 15 team members in less than an hour and lots more on the way. The team was eventually stood down as the missing person was found safe and well.

Saturday 14 October: Hellrunner

The week culminated with our annual attendance at the fantastic Hellrunner event in Delamere Forest, providing medical cover and water safety. More...

Saturday 30 September: Congleton Fire Station open day

Come along and visit the team today as they support Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service at the Congleton Fire Station open day. There's plenty to see and do.

Tuesday 26 September: Meeting

We were very happy to host DCC Pritchard this evening at one of our bases.

Sunday 24 September: First-aid cover

Team members are providing medical cover at Salford City F.C. today.

Monday 18 September: Call-out

Missing person was thankfully found within 30 minutes of the call-out while members were on their way.

Tuesday 12 September: Training: new members evening

A search exercice for the new members evening.

Tuesday 5 September: Training

Water training.

Tuesday 29 August: Training

Tonight the team took their yearly fitness test.

Monday 28 – Tuesday 29 August: Call-out

More later.

Thursday 24 August: First aid cover VPX Widness

Today team members are doing the first aid cover for the VPX Widness event.

Tuesday 22 August: First aid cover VPX Warrington, day 4

Today team members are supporting VPX Warrington for the last of four events this August, celebrating their 10th year. It's a fantastic FREE event for kids, so if you're around, make sure you stop by.

Tuesday 15 August: First aid cover VPX Warrington, day 3

Members of team are once again supporting VPX by providing first aid cover.

Tuesday 8 August: First aid cover VPX Warrington, day 2

Team members are providing first aid support for VPX Warrington today. It's a great free event for kids so pop along and say hello!

Tuesday 1 August: First aid cover VPX Warrington, day 1

A great day spent providing first aid cover for VPX Warrington in their 10th year! Despite a few showers, plenty of visitors enjoyed this amazing free event and met up with team members, trainee SAR dog Isla and retired SAR dog Kim. And the best news is there's another 3 weeks to go.

Tuesday 25 July: Training

Tonight's training was a refresher on stretcher handling and working on steep ground. More...

Friday 21 July: Call-out

More later.

Sunday 16 July: First aid cover

A busy day today for CSAR. The team are providing first aid cover and water safety cover in Delamere forest for the Commando Trail race as well as attending the Cheshire Joint Emergency Services Open Day over at Police HQ in Winsford.

Saturday 8 July: Training

A busy weekend coming up for team members starting with a Search Operations Course and a Flood Responders Course. All team members and instructors give up their time freely to pass on their knowledge and professional skills to ensure that we are trained to the highest standard.

Sunday 2 July: Wilmslow Fire and Rescue Station open day

Team members are preset at Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service open day at Wilmslow Fire Station (one of our vehicles is permanently based there).

Saturday 1 July: Fundraising

Team members are holding a collection day today at Golden Square Warrington. More...

Friday 30 June: Call-out

Assistance to Bolton MRT. More later.

Saturday 24 June: Call-out

Team stood down after missing person found safe and well. 20 team members were on the ground within an hour of receiving the request for assistance from Cheshire Police, a brilliant response.

Thursday 22 June: Flood Responder Instructor Training

Team members are very lucky to have Inrad Group ltd offer to train several members this weekend to enable them to become instructors. Thanks to team member Robert Price and the rest of the Inrad team for hosting us and enabling the course.

Saturday 17 June: Call-out

More later.

Saturday 10 June: Call-out

Full team callout to support Cheshire Police in a search for missing children. More...

Tuesday 6 June: Training

Tonight's training is being held at Delamere Forest and encompasses sectoring difficult terrain in defined search areas and debriefing. The aim of tonight's training is to ensure that an accurate handover to another team can be achieved with clear markings and accurate information gathered at the debrief stage.

Wednesday 31 May: Training

Last night, team training was a session about Dementia. Delivered as part of the NHS Tier 1 mandatory dementia awareness, the training is available to any volunteer and community groups and particularly valuable for CSAR members as many of the call outs we receive relate to missing people with dementia. You can find out more at https://www.dementiafriends.org.uk and follow on Twitter under #DementiaDo.

Thursday 18 May: Call-out

On-going, more info later...

Saturday 6 May: Medical cover

Team members provided medical cover for the long standing Sandstone Trail event.

Saturday 6 May: Training

Rescue Boat Operators Course in North Wales. This course self funded by individual team members and was not paid for by the team. As a charity we have to fundraise to keep the team operational.

Thursday 4 May: Call-out

More info later.

Friday 28 April: Medical cover

Four team members were providing medical cover on the Mid Cheshire 5k and a couple of team members paid a visit to the 4th Frodsham (Overton) Scout Group to talk about the work we undertake for Cheshire Police.

Thursday 27 April: Call-out

More info later.

Tuesday 18 April – Tuesday 9 May: Call-out

More information later.

Saturday 15 April: First-aid cover

Team members are out and about fundraising today providing first aid cover for the Liverpool to Manchester Ultra Marathon. We need to fundraise to remain operational and on call 24/7, 365.

Tuesday 11 April: Training with the police

Training with our colleagues from Cheshire Police last night. Our search team and their search trained officers work very closely together when someone goes missing.

Friday 7 April: Call-out

Full team callout to assist our friends from West Mercia. More info later.

Thursday 6 April: Talk

Tonight 3 team members Alan, Chris and Simon are visiting Knutsford ATC to talk about the work we undertake for the emergency services. Have a great night fella's.

Wednesday 5 April: Talk

Last night, one of our Deputy Team Leaders Mark attended the Saltney Methodist Church Fundraising Concert and had the enormous pleasure and privilege to meet the congregation and give a talk about the team. The concert was supported by the amazing Hawarden Singers who performed Olivet to Calvary to rapturous applause. We are very privileged to be supported by the Chester Methodist Circuit who have adopted us as their Charity of the Year.

Monday 3 April: AGM

We held our AGM at The Deanwater Hotel and reviewed the amazing past 12 months. Team members have given a staggering 18000 hours over the past 12 months for training, callouts and fundraising and continue to drive the team forward with some unique skills and training undertaken in the past 12 months. More...

Tuesday 28 March: Training

Team training this week is navigational skills for all members in Tarporley. Whether novice, Bronze, Silver or Gold NNAS (we're an accredited NNAS Training Provider) it's an essential skill to be able to navigate with a map and compass, and a stipulation of becoming a team member.

Saturday 25 March: Fundraising

Team members are out and about fundraising today at the Chester Ultra Marathon and bag packing at Marks and Spencer Gemini. Not only do team members commit to being on call 24/7, 365 to respond to calls for help from the emergency services but they also raise the much needed funds to do it! Please give generously.

Tuesday 21 March: Conference

Today we have team representatives at the North Wales Resilience Forum Flood Conference 2017 in Llandudno.

Monday 20 March: Exec meeting

The last exec meeting of 2016-2017 took place today, and our AGM will soon be upon us for next year. A huge year ahead to build upon the skills we already have as a team and to continue working with our colleagues from Lowland Rescue, Mountain Rescue and the Emergency Services.

Saturday 18 March: Navigation training

Congratulations to the team members who undertook their Bronze and Silver NNAS Navigation courses yesterday!

Sunday 5 March: Call-out - search dog

Bowland MRT requested a trailing dog for a missing female in the Lytham St Annes area. Contaced Alan Moser as navigator. Traveled up the M6 stood Down at 0038. Female found on the sea front by Police.

Friday 3 March: Call-out - search dog

Rossendale MTR requested a trailing dog to assist in a search in the Colne area for a 79 year old male. At 2115 contacted Mark Simpson as Navigator. Stood down as on scene collecting scent article from missing person's home, MRT found him about 2 km away.

Friday 3 March: Press release

Hazard and evidence awareness for air accident sar responders. More...

Tuesday 28 February: Training

This evening we were training for the difficult task of body recovery.

Friday 24 February: Call-out - search dog

We received a call-out at 0230 for a missing person, but were stood down at 0300 after they were found by the police in the Wrexham area.

Tuesday 21 February: Training

Tonight's training was a Search exercise in Northwich with two expert casualties played by Linda Sunners and Julie Flaherty.

Saturday 18 February: Fundraising

Team members raised a staggering £975 today thanks to the generosity of the customers of Marks and Spencer Gemini!

Tuesday 14 February: Training

Tonight's training is at the Deanwater Hotel and is a lecture on hypothermia.

Sunday 29 January: Recovery

We were contacted by Cheshire police to recover the body of a male who was approximately one mile away from the nearest road in Cultcheth. More...

Sunday 29 January: Call-out - search dog

Cheshire team member Damian Timmis and trailing dog Skye were called out by SARDA Wales to assist Lancashire police on the search for a missing 14 year old boy. Damian was joined by a CSAR navigator. Both members were stood down in the early hours of Monday.

Monday 16 – Wednesday 18 January: Call-out

We were called out by Cheshire police on Monday 16th January to assist them in the search for a missing male in Lymm. 33 Members attended on the first day and the team continued to search until Wednesday when sadly the body of the male was found. More...

Wednesday 11 January: Call-out

At 1630hrs the Team were called by Cheshire Police requesting assistance to search for a missing elderly gentleman suffering with severe dementia in the Warrington Town Centre area. The Team responded immediately and within half an hour had members searching the immediate area. Within an hour there were 23 members on scene assisting with the search and many more on their way. Thankfully before the weather took a turn for the worse, the gentleman was found safe and well nearby. More...

Monday 9 January: Call-out - search dog

Cheshire team member Damian Timmis and trailing dog Skye were called out at 01:00hrs by SARDA Wales to search for a missing female but were stood down as the person was found by North Wales Police. Damian was joined by a CSAR navigator. More...

Tuesday 3 January: Call-out

Last night at 01:30hrs we were contacted by Cheshire Police regarding a very serious concern for the welfare of a male. We were being asked to help coordinate and take part in an inter-agency cross border search for this high risk male. As plans and preparations were underway we were stood down after the male had been located. Cheshire Police passed on their huge thanks for our willingness to assist with this, especially at the time of day.