2011 Year Statistics

5 January 2012  |  News

WILSAR was one of the busiest UK teams this year. We responded to 60 calls for assistance, with an average of 28 search team members attending. This accounted to a staggering 2920 personel hours being provided by our voluntary members. Well done to our team, and a big thank you to our supporters who enable us to maintain this vital 24 hour service.

Busy End Of Year For WILSAR

31 December 2011  |  News

The last day of 2011 proved to be a busy one, with three callouts in the early hours of this morning! The team has been called out 60 times this year, to assist Wiltshire Police and other surrounding ALSAR teams.

Team Receive Road Search Training

15 December 2011  |  News

Yesterday evening, 32 WILSAR members received specialist public highway search training, supported by Wiltshire Police’s Health & Safety Advisor. With the majority of searches being carried out during the hours of darkness at this time of year, this important training involved the use of coloured torches and additional hi-viz clothing. Our thanks to Sarah at Wiltshire Police for her support.

Four New Members Oncall

24 October 2011  |  News

Congratulations to new members Adrian, John, Sly and Tony, for passing their Search Technician course at the weekend. Also a big well done to Tracy, Niaal & Richard for passing their Team Leader course.

WILSAR In The News

9 October 2011  |  News

Click HERE to read the latest press release.

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service Presented To WILSAR

2 October 2011  |  News

The team was presented with The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service today by the Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire John Bush, Esq, OBE, JP.

The award was accepted on behalf of the team by the Chairman Steve Upton.

The certificate was accepted by John Galvin, one of the team’s longest standing members.

A BIG thank you to all of the team for their support over the last 10 years!

WILSAR Super Heroes To The Rescue!

12 September 2011  |  News

WILSAR entered a team at the Emergency Services Show It’s A Knockout event to raise money to support this years charitable show.

Visit WILSAR At The Emergency Services Show

4 September 2011  |  News

Come and visit us at the Emergency Services Show on 11th September. Have a chat with our team and take a look at our control vehicle, trailer & bikes which will all be on show. Pin badges and car stickers will be for sale on the day.

Click HERE for full information.

Viewranger Mapping Supports WILSAR

25 August 2011  |  News

Smartphone mapping software is now available to the team thanks to the support of Viewranger. ViewRanger is the mobile app that will turn your smartphone into a powerful Outdoors GPS navigator, at a fraction of the cost of buying a dedicated GPS device. Plan, Plot, Navigate, Track, Locate, Record, be Guided, Analyse & Share your outdoor adventures using ViewRanger.

Full details can be found on their website www.viewranger.co.uk.

WILSAR Invited To Meet The Queen

2 August 2011  |  News

Following on from receiving The Queen’s Award For Voluntary Service, long standing members Steve Upton, Elaine Wakefield, Andrea Edwards and Adrian Edwards attended Buckingham Palace for afternoon tea. Our formal team presentation is scheduled for September.