Our primary purpose is to search for high risk vulnerable missing people on Merseyside. Because of the geography of the county this often involves searching near to bodies of water and we therefore dedicate significant time to building the already considerable skills and experience of team members in this area.
Search techniques, planning and operations skills and knowledge are regularly reviewed and updated within the team. In addition to the statistical reference materials at our disposal, MerSAR utilise a range of books and other reference materials that represent best practice in various disciplines with the goal of providing the best possible service to missing people on Merseyside.
For those new to MerSAR attending the basic land search and intro to medical training the RV is the car park, Arrowe Brook Road at 19:30
Another busy weekend for the team: members assisted at the scene of a RTC en route to a PR event in Southport on the Saturday, Fundraising at the New Mersey Retail Park in Speke on the Sunday and volunteers renewed their fitness assessment at Thurstaston Monday evening,
MERSAR volunteers were joined by and pleased to welcome a colleague from West Mercia Search and Rescue for a search exercise last night. The team simulated a search for a despondent male using corridor search techniques to compare effectiveness with a combined hasty and area approach simulated previously in Port Sunlight on 20th March. The team’s Chief Medical Officer Martin then delivered a refresher demonstration of a range of techniques for addressing massive haemorrhage.