Northamptonshire Search & Rescue is a registered Charity (No. 1155712)
Northamptonshire Search and Rescue (NorthantsSAR) are a group of trained volunteers who are on call 24hrs a day, 365 days a year. The team today is extremely well trained and equipped and we regularly assist Northamptonshire police and other statutory emergency services. When we are called out the police will call our duty operations manager who activates the team using the call out management and priority messaging system SMS RESPONDER.
We are mainly called out to assist in the search for missing or vulnerable people across the county’s 760 square miles (2,364 square kilometres) in the varied terrain of Northamptonshire. The County has a combination of flood plains, Forests, fields, Country Parks, Rivers and Lakes, for which the team train to deal with and work in or around. The County has a population of around 640,000.
The Teams Incident Control Unit, and 4×4 Support vehicle, are currently based Near Wellingborough in the centre of the county for Rapid deployment. Members are spread across the whole county, and we are always seeking new members.
We are made up entirely of volunteers, and rely solely on fundraising and donations to be able to continue this valuable resource.