Essex Search and Rescue (EssexSAR) is a registered charity that provides skilled volunteers, who are fully trained in search techniques, emergency procedures, first aid and other matters, in order to assist the Police and other agencies with searches for vulnerable missing persons (such as children and the elderly).
In EssexSAR we are involved in the search and rescue of missing persons in inland lowland areas, primarily within the county of Essex. We may also be called upon to assist teams in neighbouring counties and for other reasons than missing persons, such as evidence searches or in times of natural or man made disasters.
EssexSAR is available for callout 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and a search can last from less than an hour to up to eight hours. Whilst we understand that our volunteers have work and family commitments, members should be willing to respond to callouts whenever possible.
Further information can be found on the team's website - essexsar.org.uk
What skills do I need?
All members will be vetted by Essex Police. This check includes anyone living with you, as it is important to us and the Police Forces we work with, that all our members are of sound character and show good judgement in their personal conduct.
EssexSAR members come from all walks of life, it does not matter what you know, as all training is provided. This training consists of an induction course which equips you with all the skills necessary to be an operational member. Thereafter, all members are required to maintain their training levels throughout their membership and we operate a programme of ongoing re-assessment. Full exercises are held monthly and these are supplemented by monthly evening training sessions,.
- DBS check required
- Equal opportunities policy
- Expenses reimbursed
- Health and Safety Policy
- Ongoing support
- Suitable for under 18s
- Training provided
- Volunteer induction
- Volunteer policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Written role description
When can I volunteer?
Start Date: 13/02/2017
End Date: 01/07/2021
This opportunity is available Countywide.