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Registered Charity No: 1120842

Nunquam Non Paratus

Inshore Search and Rescue (Midlands)

(Supported entirely by voluntary contributions)

In an emergency dial 999 or 112





Saturday 4th March 2015

Our Chairman accepting our new Pioner Multi III from Morton Boats

Chairman on the left of picture

This was purchased with funding that was recently awarded by the Department for Transport under their Inshore and Inland Lifeboat Grant Scheme.

We will keep you updated on the work being undertaken on our new Pioner Multi III Boat that will be used for Search and Rescue operations.  We shall add further photographs over the coming weeks as we bring it up to operational standard.


Friday 7th March 2014

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Lowland Rescue today welcomes the 33rd member team to its parent body, the Association of Lowland Search & Rescue (ALSAR).

Lowland Rescue today welcomes the 33rd member team to its parent body, the Association of Lowland Search & Rescue (ALSAR).

Central Rescue is a charity which already provides water rescue services around the Birmingham area.

On joining the Lowland Rescue family as a Probationary Member, the team is pledging to train its members in the specialist land-search skills which ALSAR is at the forefront of providing across the non-mountainous areas of the UK.

Training under the close guidance of an existing member team, Central Rescue will be tasked with working alongside West Midlands Police Service on missing-person searches and major incidents.

The West Midlands county region covers 902 sq. km. of city, farmland and waterways which are currently covered by the neighbouring teams of Staffordshire SAR, Warwickshire SAR and West Midlands SAR (which covers the West Mercia Police region). Once qualified as Full Members of ALSAR, Central Rescue will take the lead on any Lowland Rescue response in this area.

Lowland Rescue teams now cover 83,696 sq. km. of the UK, and are the official UKSAR responders alongside Mountain Rescue and the RNLI in their respective regions.

ALSAR Chairman, Adrian Edwards, comments: "The professional conduct of the volunteers at Central Rescue is perfectly aligned with the values of Lowland Rescue, and we welcome them to the family. Adopting our rigorous training standards over the next couple of years will be hard work, but our member teams will be on hand to offer them - and the public they serve - every assistance in their development."

Central Rescue Chairman, Peter Sherwin MBE, comments: “We look forward to this challenge and are delighted to be accepted by ALSAR as a probationary team and will do everything we can to meet their rigorous standards. We look forward to serving the public of the West Midlands area as a member of the Lowland Rescue family.”

For more information on Lowland Rescue, see www.lowlandrescue.org

Photography available at www.flickr.com/photos/lowlandrescue





Central Rescue UK Receive Keys From JLR for their Donation of Land Rover Defender


Central Rescue UK receive keys from land rover who has donated a Land Rover Defender to us





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Welcome to Central Rescue UK

Central Rescue UK is a Water Search and Rescue team based at Shard End in Birmingham.

Our activities include:-

·         Water Search and Rescue 24/7

·         Land Search and Rescue 24/7

·         Event Water Safety and Medical Cover

·         Water Safety Presentations

·         Support to Fire, Police, and Ambulance Services


We are also a DEFRA declared flood rescue team and West Midlands Emergency Services Flood Response Team

The organisation was founded in 2006 and since then has grown in both size and reputation, comprising solely of volunteers, the team meets on a Wednesday evening for training and new members are always welcome.

Our motto at the top of the page translates to “Never Un-prepared”

Central Rescue UK is privileged to enjoy the patronage of Dr Roy Wood HonDMus, of Wizard, The Move and ELO fame

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