Many thanks again to Dave and colleagues at New Mersey Retail Park for our recent fundraising opportunity which raised over £200.
Many thanks to Martin Maynard, G8CIX, of Merseyside Raynet and his colleagues for an interesting talk this week. Several team members also attended the Raynet county AGM to illustrate how land search and rescue is conducted by MerSAR.
MerSAR would like to thank all those who contributed to the £349.90 donated to the charity at New Mersey Retail Park, Speke on 26th and 27th November 2016. Many thanks to David Prescott, Charities Coordinator for the opportunity.
A summary of training venues over the last few weeks since exercising with Southport Coastguard Rescue officers:
12th Sept – Search and Casualty Evacuation Exercise Thurstaston Hill
19th Sept – Search and Casevac Exercise Eastham Country Park
26th Sept – PR and safety presentation to Wallasey Cubs and Scout group
3rd Oct – Classroom Theory session
10th Oct – Search Exercise at Eastham Rake
MerSAR’s highly skilled team were in Arrowe Park last night on yet another full exercise in live conditions with excellent numbers turning out. Callout procedures, communications, operations control, navigation, search techniques, medical assessment and casualty extraction overseen by qualified personnel. Our activities and equipment drew much interest from visitors to the park.
A fantastic day for Merseyside Search and Rescue
The team is very pleased to announce that Merseyside Police have granted operational status to Merseyside Search and Rescue , as of today, on deployment by and under the direction of the Police Force.
This is a momentous milestone for the team, which, three years ago was just setting out the journey that has led to today. It has taken many hours of our members time, training, studying, administration, committees, assessments, conferences, fundraising, more training , and so it went on. It is a testimony to the dedication, commitment and hard work of our members, past and present (along with the support and understanding of their families) that we have got here.
We have also enjoyed the support from neighbouring teams at Bolton MRT and North East Wales SAR and advice and support of colleagues in teams further afield.
We are also very grateful for the professionalism that Merseyside Police and the officers managing the process have shown to the team, and we look forward to further developing a positive partnership.
Thanks to all who contributed to our collection in Liverpool One. For the latest Merseyside SAR news please visit our facebook page.
Team members have been in the Formby Woods and Dunes area today conducting a search exercise and VHF radio coverage assessment. Many thanks to the National Trust Rangers for their assistance.