Posts Tagged ‘Warminster’

2017-09 Standby Warminster

Sunday 19th February 2017

Team place on standby at 17:35 by Wiltshire Police to search for a missing 14yr old in the Warminster area.

Standby cancelled at 18:15 as Police located the boy safely.

2016-29 Callout Warminster

Saturday 13th August 2016

Called out at 09:05 by Wiltshire Police to search for an elderly lady with dementia.

Lady located safe and well and Team stood down at 16:00.

Good attendance despite WILSAR resources being split due to a fundraising commitment elsewhere in Wiltshire.

Join us in January 2016!!!

WILSAR are recruiting again!

As you slowly recover from the Christmas festivities and start thinking about what you’re going to do in 2016 that is worthwhile and rewarding, how about considering volunteering with Wiltshire Search and Rescue?

We’re looking to recruit motivated, committed and outgoing volunteers to become part of our Team. We need operational members to help us provide support to the Emergency Services in the search for missing vulnerable people. This can be anywhere in Wiltshire and occasionally assisting other Lowland Rescue teams in the surrounding counties too. We are also recruiting support team members to assist with other vital roles such as fundraising, maintenance, admin or welfare.

WILSAR Flood TeamAs a new member you will begin Team life as a Search Technician but have the opportunity over time to advance to Team Leader and Search Planner. Other skills can be achieved such as Bank Search, Flood Response, Swift Water Rescue, Bicycle Search, Tracking, Missing Person Behaviour, Navigation Awards and First Aid qualifications.

All of our members are 100% volunteers; limited kit is supplied but personal equipment, fuel and training is self-funded. A level of commitment to callouts, training and fundraising is expected throughout the year. You will however become part of a professional team where you will make good friends, explore the outdoors and get rewarded with the warm feeling that you are helping people in need.

To become operational applicants will be expected to attend regular training sessions over two months, leading up to a weekend residential Search Technician course in March where they will meet and train alongside trainees of other teams from around the UK. You must be over 18 with your own means of transport and be fit enough to walk 5 miles in under 2 hours. Due to the nature of Lowland Search and Rescue you will also be required to complete a Police background check.

A New Members’ Information Evening will be held in Devizes on the evening of 12th January 2016. Anyone who would like to attend to find out more about volunteering with WILSAR and meet some of the Team should send an email to membership@wilsar.org.uk for more details. Please give details about yourself and why you’d like to join WILSAR. Full training will be given so no experience is necessary but please include any relevant skills or experience you have such as previous SAR work, outdoor skills, first aid training, administrative, fundraising or other charity work etc.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU!

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WILSAR Chair’s Xmas Greeting

Dear All

“‘Tis the season to be jolly” and all that… When so many of us look forward to time with the family, maybe parties or perhaps you could be working, it is also a time to remember that for various and sometimes very sad reasons, people go missing. It is also then that we remind ourselves about why we signed up and trained in the first place to be a member of a Search and Rescue Team and then act on it.

WILSAR has had a very busy year approaching 60 call outs and I would like to thank all of our volunteers for your time and commitment to the Team. Everyone in the team, the missing person and the Police depend on our help so please continue to respond to callouts and consider your availability. I extend that gratitude and season’s greetings to Wiltshire Police, all the other Lowland Rescue Teams, our supporters, fundraisers, donors, all the other services we’ve worked with and all the families and loved ones of the missing people that we’ve assisted.

Have a happy and peaceful Christmas and all the very best for a great New Year ahead.

Kind regards and take care,

Gail Leaman

Chair – Wiltshire Search and Rescue

2015-40 Callout Warminster

Called out at 08:00 by Wiltshire Police to search for a missing person in Warminster. Hampshire Search and Rescue, Dorset Search and Rescue and Berkshire Search and Rescue Dogs assisted.

Teams stood down at 13:15 after the body of the MisPer was located.

Our thoughts go out to her family and friends.

 

 

WILSAR are recruiting!

Wiltshire Search and Rescue (WILSAR) are recruiting! Do you know someone who has the passion, time and energy to be part of a busy Search and Rescue team? WILSAR are looking for potential new trainee members, and are holding an open evening in Devizes on the 15th of July. Here you will meet some of the team and gain an insight into what we do and what we expect from our volunteers. We will be looking to take on and train 6-10 new volunteers beginning almost straight away.

For more information, venue and times, please email membership@wilsar.org.uk with a little bit about yourself and why you’re interested in volunteering with WILSAR.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU…

Wiltshire Search and Rescue needs you!

Wiltshire Search and Rescue needs you!

2014-03 Callout Warminster

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Tuesday 25th February 2014. Called at 14:30 hours by Wiltshire Police on behalf of Thames Valley Police to search for a missing female from the Oxford area believed to be in the Warminster area. WILSAR, Police officers, the Wiltshire Air support unit and local security staff attended. Team stood down at 23:35 hours. Female located by Police next morning safe and well.

2013-28 Callout Longleat

25 August 2013  |  Latest callouts  |  , ,

Sunday 25th August 2013.

Called at 2015 hours to assist Wiltshire Police with the search for a despondent 41 year old male in the Longleat area, near Warminster. Male located safe and well by police dog and handler. 12 members of WILSAR en route when the team were stood down at 2055 hours.