Warwickshire Search & Rescue searches for new volunteers - The Leamington Observer

Warwickshire Search & Rescue searches for new volunteers

Ian Hughes 9th Mar, 2020   0

Warwickshire Search & Rescue is searching new volunteers.

The charity is part of the UK’s Lowland Rescue service which is regularly deployed by police to conduct high-risk missing person searches.

Successful candidates must first qualify as a search technician – which takes nine to 12 months – before they can be deployed on operations.

They could then perform other roles, including water search specialists, dog handlers, medical first responders, team leaders, search planners and more.

Anyone wishing to apply must be over the age of 18, in good physical health, with good eyesight, and have a full UK driving license with their own transport. Due to the nature of the team’s work, all successful candidates will also need to pass a police vetting process.

The team attracts current and former members of the emergency services and armed forces, but recruits candidates from a wide range of backgrounds. The team is especially keen to hear from people who may be available to deploy when others are not, such as shift workers, those who are retired/semi-retired and the self-employed.

A recruitment event takes place on April 19.

Visit www.warksar.org.uk/join-us/ for further details.

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