THE LOWLAND RESCUE TEAM FOR LONDON
London Search and Rescue is a probationary Lowland Rescue team, set up to assist the Police with searches for vulnerable missing persons within London, and beyond. Our team is part of a much bigger family of 36 Lowland Rescue teams in the UK. As a Lowland Rescue team, we offer the Metropolitan Police an emergency specially-trained team to assist in the search for vulnerable missing persons.
A vulnerable missing person could be a child, an older adult who has dementia or even someone who is considering taking their own life. In each case, an emergency response is vital.
London Search & Rescue will shortly be deploying various specialist resources including water-based search teams, bike search teams and trackers. The team can operate a fully independent search with its radio communications, equipment, IT and mapping facilities and welfare support.
Nationally qualified Search Planners locate and prioritise search sectors; Operations Managers coordinate and deploy hardware and personnel; Search Managers oversee the entire operation, coordinating with Police and other agencies for intelligence and resources such as Police or Coastguard helicopters, and ensuring that shift and succession-planning are in place for extended searches.
On the ground, Search Technicians and Team Leaders apply thoroughly drilled skills, knowledge and experience to explore assigned sectors of all terrains efficiently and take care of the missing person when they are found.
All of these people are professional, and all of them are 100% volunteers.