Charity No. 1144329

Surrey Search & Rescue

Search Technicians

Every operational Search Team member must train as a Search Technician and be skilled in the art of looking for missing people in a variety of terrains, day or night.

Our team trains weekly in search skills and it becomes second-nature for us to see the world in more detail and to want to explore the places we can’t quite make out.

All of our team must prove continual competency in thorough searching and the managing of any casualty when they are found. Our most basic level of casualty care is equivalent to Emergency First Aid at Work and all members are well-versed in how to tend to injuries, hypothermia, dementia and various mental health issues. Our Medical Team is on hand to help with more complex needs.

We are all trained in navigation, with a minimum standard of NNAS Bronze level being acceptable for operational duties, and we then internally train for night navigation and more complex scenarios. Our Team Leaders and Canine Handlers are trained to NNAS Silver level.