Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton
We are a search and rescue charity of 60 volunteers on call 24/7 dedicated to assisting the emergency services with the search and rescue of the lost, missing, injured and vulnerable including those with dementia, mental health illnesses and children.
Without volunteer search and rescue teams like us, the emergency services would not have the resources to devote to the search and rescue of missing or injured loved ones.
Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton provides a professionally trained resource on a full range of incidents, including missing person enquiries, steep ground, swiftwater rescues and flooding, across Dartmoor and the south west, and to major incidents across England and Wales
Our highly trained team of volunteers are on call to help those in need 24/7 for any emergency.
YOUR SUPPORT IS VITAL
The search and rescue team at Ashburton relies on public support for over 92% of its income.
Without your donation, the team would cease to be operational and the emergency services would not have enough resources to search for those in need.
Callouts responded too by our volunteers this year.
2018: 37 incidents
2017: 36 incidents
2016: 40 incidents
Vulnerble woman search in Decoy Country Park
Callout 12/2019 - Decoy Country Park, Newton Abbot, 02:20 26th April 2019 The team has been searching throughout the night for a vulnerable lady reported missing giving concern for her welfare in Newton Abbot. Park and woodland around Decoy Country…Written on Friday, 26 April 2019 12:00
Fire crews and volunteers tackle 12 separate blazes across seven miles of south Dartmoor.
Callout 11/2019 - Ryders Hill, 13:54 24th April 2019 Fire crews and volunteers are tackling 12 separate blazes across seven miles of south Dartmoor. Photo credit: Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service. BBC News article: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-48022190 7 team members were…Written on Wednesday, 24 April 2019 07:16
Missing person vehicle found on Mardon Down.
Callout 10/2019 - Mardon Down, Moretonhampstead 10:15 28th March 2019 A vulnerable male known to have attempted to take his own life in the past was reported missing on the 27th. His car was located parked on Mardon Down between…Written on Thursday, 28 March 2019 16:27
Winners! SW search and rescue teams celebrate award success.
The best of the South West celebrated this week at the South West Tourism Excellence Awards held under the last Concorde to ever fly at…Written on Saturday, 09 February 2019 09:27
Stories of hairy hands, pillow mounds and parliaments
From hairy hands to pillow mounds and parliaments; we had them all at our third sell-out Dartmoor in the Dark guided walk on Saturday. After…Written on Tuesday, 20 November 2018 18:35
Volunteer Doctors enhance medical care for casualties
Last night's training exercise was a joint agency exercise where we worked with BASICS Devon volunteer professional Doctors who specialise in expert medical care where…Written on Thursday, 18 October 2018 11:34
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