Exercise Ironman – Sunday 6th March 2016

Wiltshire Search and Rescue are proud to announce Exercise Ironman.

Months of planning have gone into organising this multi agency, high risk missing person search scenario. Its purpose is to ensure in the event of a large missing person search in Wiltshire, the organisations involved can coordinate with each other in a rapidly changing situation. The exercise will also increase each organisation’s knowledge & understanding of one another’s capabilities.

Examples of this kind of missing person search include:
Sian O’Callaghan    Swindon, 2011
April Jones              Powys, 2012
Tom Edwards          Chippenham, 2013
Mikaeel Kular          Edinburgh, 2014

Who’s coming?
WILSAR (approx 30 members)
Fire & Rescue Service – attending with Technical Rescue team and vehicles from multiple stations.
Ambulance Service – specialist vehicle from Bristol.
Wiltshire Police
Local Authority- Incident Officers attending.
Berkshire Lowland Search and Rescue (BLSAR)
Hampshire Search and Rescue (HANTSAR)
Surrey Search and Rescue (SURSAR) – attending with a 4×4 and RPAS air support.
Dorset Search and Rescue (DORSAR) – Sending an Observer.

The exercise will start at 09:00 in South Swindon beginning with Police Enquiries and WILSAR being requested approximately 30 minutes later. It is expected to be finished by 14:00 (depending on how quickly the missing person is located!)

 

Ex Ironman


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