Archive for January, 2016

2016-02 Callout Melksham

Friday 29th January 2016

Called out at 11:45 to search for a despondent male in the Melksham area.

Teamm stood down at 17:45 as the man was located.

WILSAR take part in Exercise Opus Resilience

8 January 2016  |  News

Thursday 7th January 2016

Today, three members of WILSAR took part in Exercise Opus Resilience, a multi-agency table top exercise simulating a Mass Casualty Incident.

WILSAR Chair, Gail Leaman, Adrian Sawyer and Sandra Penfold, all trained Search Managers, joined teams of senior officers from the Police, Ambulance Service, Fire & Rescue, NHS hospitals, Environment Agency, Military and Search and Rescue to rapidly process information reports and decide response plans.

Whilst we hope that there’ll not be a Major Incident like a plane crash in Wiltshire, training and preparation is key to being able to respond.

Exercise Opus Resilience

2016-01 Callout Swindon

Tuesday 5th January 2016

Called out at 02:30 to assist Wiltshire Police in the search for a vulnerable 63 year old lady in Central Swindon.

Searches carried out through the night and Team stood down at 08:30 pending further police enquiries.

*UPDATE* Later that afternoon the missing lady returned home safely having spent the night at a friend’s house.