Operation Isis: A Search Controller’s View

Operation Isis: A Search Controller’s View

Back in January I was asked to be the lead search controller for Operation Isis, when I agreed I don’t think I knew what I…

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A good way to start to the day

A good way to start to the day

As the sun started to rise this morning, searchers from OxSAR and BSAR were returning to their day jobs after having spent the night looking…

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Operation Isis is almost here!

Operation Isis is almost here!

After 6 months of hard work, the team are now putting the final touches to the Operation Isis plan; this saturday, search teams from around…

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From Hill to High Water™

From Hill to High Water™

Today the Association of Lowland Search and Rescue announced the next step in its rebranding project: ALSAR will keep its name, but will use Lowland Rescue™…

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A busy Sunday

A busy Sunday

Yesterday was a busy day for OxSAR, with two separate searches for vulnerable missing people. In the early hours of Sunday morning, OxSAR were asked to…

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An example search

An example search

There is no such thing as a typical search – every search varies from the last – but to give you an idea of what…

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Search Planning Updates

Search Planning Updates

Effective planning of searches is vital to being able to find missing people quickly. As part of their ongoing over-haul of the training across all Lowland Search and Rescue teams, ALSAR are in the process of rolling out a brand new training course for Search Managers. OxSAR’s existing search controllers were among those invited by […]

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First Callout of 2013

First Callout of 2013

Last night, OxSAR helped Berkshire Search and Rescue assist Thames Valley Police with a search in the Wokingham area. This kicked off our 2013 season & fortunately the year got off to a good start when our missing person was found safe and well.

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Joint training with Fire and Rescue Service

Joint training with Fire and Rescue Service

OxSAR recently took part in a joint exercise with Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue service designed to test how the two teams would work together. Within the last couple of years, ALSAR has been solidifying their national water training policy & OxSAR have been at the front of that push. We’ve been one of the first […]

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