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.

Guest Speaker

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.

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New Mersey Retail Park

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.

www.newmersey.co.uk

Quick Training Update

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

Search and Rescue Exercise Arrowe Park

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.