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Search and Rescue Teams Directory Wednesday, 21 January 2015 17:18

SARworld intends to create the biggest central directory of search and rescue online. This will include not only links to the websites of SAR teams of all disciplines, but also to their social media accounts, be they Facebook, Twitter, Google or other.

A Cultural Shift in Search and Rescue? Wednesday, 21 January 2015 11:13

Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team, were forced to edit a Facebook post on Monday after a simple report of a rescue deteriorated into a discussion about the injured party themselves and then swiftly moved on to the perennial question of charging for rescue. Unfortunately this type of incident and the inevitable debate that follows is indicative of the changing face of search and rescue.

 

Leadership Skills in Search and Rescue Teams Tuesday, 20 January 2015 08:30

Many volunteer SAR leaders come into the community with a number of leadership skills gained already, whether in a military or emergency service background or from leadership and management positions in business. These skills are invaluable, especially during SAR incidents where good quality leadership and management help define the SAR response and truly save lives.

 

Search and Rescue Research Monday, 19 January 2015 12:43

Whether you are interested in it or not, Search and Rescue research is extremely important in both proving the effectiveness of our equipment and techniques but also for driving improvements in both. Fortunately for all of us, research into SAR has increased rapidly in the last few years and university courses encompassing search and rescue are becoming more common across the world.

SARworld needs your Support Wednesday, 14 January 2015 10:55

You may have noticed that after a three year break, we are trying to revive the SARworld website. SARworld was set up by SAR volunteers as a website for SAR volunteers; with news and articles that you would like to read.

Understanding Fatigue in SAR Volunteers Monday, 12 January 2015 12:07

The effects of fatigue on detection are well known and documented. The IAMSAR Manual suggests making a correction factor of 10% on any operations lasting longer than 8 hours. However, the US Coastguard sweep width experiments found a 42% and 51% drop in detection for Medium and Low Visibility targets when the searcher self-declared fatigue.

Planning your New Year’s SAR Training Thursday, 08 January 2015 12:53

The New Year is often the time that SAR teams or individuals plan their training schedules for the following twelve months. This short guide is designed to help you effectively plan your SAR training schedule, whatever your role, or the branch of SAR you are in.

The Time to Stand & the Right Time to Stand Down Sunday, 26 August 2012 20:53

The World is full of great leaders and the world of SAR is just the same. But does that mean that because the World also has bad leaders then the SAR world does too?

Welcome to the SARworld Community Website

Hello and welcome to the website dedicated to Search & Rescue professionals around the world.

SARworld is an online magazine aimed at SAR professionals in the UK and around the world. It's one aim is to bring you all together - whatever your personal fetish; mountains, seas, caves, collapsed buildings - to have fun, socialise and maybe even read some news and articles that you find interesting, informative and useful.

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