Archive for March, 2013

WILSAR Management Committee Appointments

27 March 2013  |  News  |  ,

27 March 2013. Following this year’s WILSAR AGM held in Devizes on 27 March 2013, we are pleased to announce the following management committee appointments.

Chairperson Gail Leaman
Secretary Nic Reed
Treasurer Lawrie Humphries
ALSAR/SWERA Representative Ray Walters
Communications Officer Mike Childs
Equipment Officer Phil Fields
Fundraising Officer Sylvia Biggin
Membership Officer Neil Parsons-Hann
Public Relations Officer Geraint Jenkins
Training Officer Adrian ‘Smithy’ Smith
Vehicles Officer Andy Peaple

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Operation Isis

23 March 2013  |  News  |  ,

23rd March 2013. Fifteen members and WILSAR’s control vehicle recently took part in Operation Isis, as lowland search and rescue teams from around the country gathered in Oxfordshire for a simulated major incident exercise. Operation Isis, the first-ever multi-unit national lowland search and rescue exercise, brought together specialist search and rescue teams from the Association of Lowland Search and Rescue (ALSAR), the emergency services and associated partners to demonstrate and showcase their abilities and skills in a simulated search exercise.

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2013-09 Callout Swindon

18 March 2013  |  Latest callouts  |  ,

Monday 18th March 2013.

Called at 1700 hours to assist Wiltshire Police in the search for a despondent 55 year old male with medical condition in the Swindon area. Male located by an off-duty paramedic on a train heading to Reading and taken to hospital. 17 team members en route when the team were stood down at 1730 hours.

2013-08 Callout Salisbury

15 March 2013  |  Latest callouts  |  ,

Friday 15th March 2013.

Called at 2135 hours to assist Wiltshire Police in the search for a missing 87 year old male last seen at 1100 hours in the Salisbury area. WILSAR stood down before being deployed as misper returned home at 2140 hours safe and well.

2013-07 Callout Swindon

12 March 2013  |  Latest callouts  |  , ,

Tuesday 12th March 2013.

Called at 1915 hours to assist Wiltshire Police with the search for a despondent 51 year old female in the Swindon area. Misper located safe and well by police in the Wroughton area. WILSAR stood down at 2245 hours with 20 members completing 70 hours of search.