Dorset Search & Rescue News

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Mental Health Journeys

Dorset Search and Rescue are proud to support the Mental Health Foundation's 2021 Mental Health Awareness Week. In support of this, two of our volunteers describe their own mental health journey and how nature has helped them. Read more

Published: 16/05/2021

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

Looking after ourselves - our search technicians may come into contact with traumatic situations. Below, a member from our Welfare team explains the importance of Trauma Risk Management (TRiM) within organisations like ours. Dorset Search and Rescue are proud to support the Mental Health Foundation's 2021 Mental Health Awareness Week. Read more

Published: 13/05/2021

Dorset Search and Rescue Incident Control Unit

New Control Vehicle goes Operational

Dorset Search & Rescue's new Control Vehicle goes operational, marking the end of a long project that was mostly funded by the local community of Dorset. Here, you can read about the project details. Read more

Published: 28/11/2020

Dorset Search and Rescue Water Response Unit

Water Response Unit goes live

Dorset Search & Rescue's much needed Water Response Unit goes live, with thanks to funding from the Department for Transport, support from Ford UK, and hard work by local companies. Here, we present the details of the Water Response Unit project. Read more

Published: 06/11/2020

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Staying Safe Outdoors in Dorset

Like many of you, we love Dorset, obviously! With so many people making the most of the outdoors this year we asked our Navigation Lead, David Lloyd, for his thoughts about how to enjoy the Dorset country side safely. We hope you enjoy this read. Read more

Published: 08/09/2020

Muc-Off donate hand sanitizer to Dorset Search and Rescu

Muc-Off Donate Hand Sanitizer

Poole based company, Muc-Off, make a significant donation of hand sanitizer to help us search for missing people during the Coronavirus pandemic. Read more

Published: 19/06/2020

Digital Radios Donated to Dorset Search and Rescue

Donation of Digital Radios

One of Dorset Search and Rescue’s dedicated volunteers has gone above-and-beyond by making a significant donation of 4 hand-held digital radios to the charity. Read more

Published: 16/06/2020

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

Dorset Search and Rescue are proud to support the Mental Health Foundation's 2020 Mental Health Awareness Week. In the first quarter of 2020, mental health was a contributing factor to 75% of the missing people we looked for. Here is a personal account of mental health by one of our search technicians. Read more

Published: 25/05/2020

Newly qualified search technician

The journey of a newly qualified Search Technician

We asked one of our newly qualified Search Technicians their take on becoming an operational member of Dorset Search & Rescue. Here is Nancy's candid and insightful response Read more

Published: 26/03/2020

Mandy Forbes, Dorset Search and Rescue's 2012 Olympic Torch Bearer

Mandy Forbes, our Olympic Torch Bearer

We are proud to report that Mandy Forbes has been selected as a Torch Bearer for the 2012 London Olympics. Read more

Published: 12/07/2019

Dorset Search and Rescue's founder, Bob Knott

Our founder, Bob Knott

Find out more about our founder, Bob Knott. Read more