Following an injury, Donna (Merry’s handler), has had to withdraw Merry from our Search Dog training programme. Donna said, “It’s a shame but these things happen. Merry has come so far and has so much ability, but her consultant is recommending a knee replacement for her. Surgery isn’t definite yet, as we haven’t finished weighing […]Read More The dog team say Goodbye to Merry.
When dogs help us to search for missing people the standard is for one Dog, one Handler plus one Support member to go out as a team (two Support members are used if a trailing dog is searching in an urban area, to allow one person to focus exclusively on traffic and keep everybody safe). […]Read More Training CaNine to Five (and quite often until a lot later!)
Merry’s super shiny coat and cool, moist nose are due to her excellent nutrition, courtesy of Burns Pet Nutrition Ltd. WarkSAR are one of 36 Lowland Rescue teams spread across the country. We are primarily a foot team (we search on foot, not from horseback; bike or quad and we don’t currently have drones) with […]Read More Hello from Warwickshire Search and Rescue – Dogs
Interoperability is vital in the rescue world. We need to be able to work with the Police as our primary agency. Our First Responders (as our front-line medics) and every other member are trained in handing over casualties to the Ambulance Service effectively. We’ll tell you more about what we’re doing with the Ambulance Service […]Read More Air Ambulances
I’ve been asked to write a new blog for Warwickshire Search and Rescue, so I’d better start by introducing myself. I’m Howard, I’m the team’s latest recruit. I’m going to be taking charge of fundraising. I’m super excited about it. It’s a really important job: outside of the Coastguard and the Fire Brigade there is […]Read More Hello, I’m Howard
Search and Rescue teams are set up with one single aim: the clue is in the name. They tend to attract people who want to be outside, doing what we train to do. Sadly, whether you are looking at the RNLI, Mountain Rescue or the Lowland teams in between, we are all reliant on […]Read More Why is fundraising so important?
“You know, I could do that,” Maggie said, much to my surprise. I’d just described the Wolf Run to her. It’s a ten kilometre mud bath with added climbing frames, cold water swims and wades, log walls and an awesome slide. It’s not just that it’s difficult for anyone: Maggie has been blind from […]Read More WarkSAR’s star runner suffers injury training for Spring Wolf
“Lowland Rescue? What’s that then?” the cashier asked when she saw my uniform jacket. I had attended a call out straight from work. I keep my gear in the boot of the car because we never know when we might be called, and I changed in the toilets before driving for an […]Read More “Lowland Rescue? What’s that then?”
Hello reader! Thank you for taking an interest in what we do at Warwickshire Search and Rescue. We’re a new team, as you may have read elsewhere on our site, and blogging is new to us too. We’re planning to use the blog to give you a flavour of what […]Read More Welcome to the Warwickshire Search and Rescue blog