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RAF Burtonwood Heritage Festival 2017

Some more photos from the Sunday at the #Team999 event at Burtonwood Heritage Festival 2017. Over the weekend team members were also present at a Merseyside Police event in South Liverpool and the Wirral 10K Run and Half Marathon.

Many thanks to Moonraker (UK) Ltd for providing our new 15M telescopic radio mast at a reduced price.

Wirral 10K and Half Marathon Sept 2017

Sunday at the Nostalgia Festival

MerSAR at the #Team999 display, RAF Burtonwood Heritage Festival.

Volunteers from Merseyside Search and Rescue attended the RAF Burtonwood Heritage Centre Nostalgia Weekend today as part of our #Team999 display. They will be back with us tomorrow from 10am

Posted by Warrington Police on Saturday, 9 September 2017


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 Literature

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.

April 22nd, 23rd and 24th

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.