PROSPECTIVE rescuers from Warwickshire are being sought to help the police in high risk search operations.
Warwickshire Search and Rescue (WarkSAR) is looking for new members and is hosting a recruitment event on Sunday April 24.
The charity is part of the UK’s Lowland Rescue service, which is regularly deployed by the police to conduct high-risk missing person searches.
As a Lowland Rescue team made up of volunteers, they operate to national standards to ensure connectivity with the core emergency services.
Successful candidates must qualify as a search technician before they can be deployed on operations, which takes from nine to 12 months.
Established search technicians may eventually progress into other roles such as search specialists, dog handlers, medical first responders, team leaders, search planners and more.
Applicants must be over 18, in good physical health, with good eyesight, and have a full UK driving licence with their own transport or access.
They must also need to pass a police vetting check.
At the selection event, candidates will need to demonstrate good judgement, mental resilience, positive attitude, physical fitness and teamwork.
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 or semi-retired and the self-employed.
Visit www.warksar.org.uk/join-us to register your interest.