Saturday 4th March 2015
Our Chairman accepting our new Pioner Multi III from Morton Boats
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
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
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
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
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
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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:-
Search and Rescue 24/7
Search and Rescue 24/7
Water Safety and Medical Cover
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
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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