On the last Friday of each month, the NorLSAR team trains to maintain and improve its practical skills. May’s training involved transporting injured persons, navigational skills, chemical hazards and rope throwing.
The NorLSAR team would like to thank staff and customers at Tesco in Sprowston for their kind generosity. £262.69 was raised towards the costs of running the team. These collections are not just an important source of funding for the team; they also provide valuable opportunities to engage with local communities and let them know about […]
Members of the NorLSAR water team have to train rigorously to qualify as responders for the NorLSAR Flood Relief team. Their training includes how to stay safe in fast flowing water. As well has being well trained, it is important that each team member has appropriate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment).
NorLSAR were very happy to attend 2017 Brundall Boat Show. It was a very well-organised event and well-attended. The NorLSAR team had a tent in the grounds of the Norfolk Yacht Agency, and members of the NorLSAR water team were on hand to talk to the public about water safety. The water team also gave two demonstrations during the day. Several […]
At this year’s AGM, Paul Webber stood down as Chair of Norfolk Lowland Search and Rescue after nearly three years in the post. During his time as Chair, Paul has presided over a team that has grown in membership and professionalism. Fortunately, while standing down from the post, Paul is not standing down from the team; […]
On Saturday, 6th May, three NorLSAR dogs achieved Stage 1 status in their training towards Level 2, and 1 dog achieved a Stage 3. These levels are intermediary assessments on the road to becoming operational search dogs. The dogs to pass Stage 1 were Archie, a border collie; Juno, a 10 month old German Short-haired Pointer; and Nelson, […]
Many thanks to Morrisons in Cromer for hosting a NorLSAR collection on Tuesday, 25th April. Our thanks go to the staff and customers of Morrisons for making our volunteers feel welcome, and also for their kind generosity. £256.83 was raised on the day. This money will help to meet the expenses involved in training the search team, and to purchase […]
On the second Wednesday of each month there is a full team training session on an aspect of SAR. April’s session revised first aid training with an emphasis on use of an AED (automated external defibrillator) and helping a person who is choking. Automated defibrillators are designed so that they can be safely used by members of the […]
Beautiful Thetford Forest offers several different sites that are suitable for SAR training. These sites are particularly useful training grounds for the NorLSAR dog team. The dog team is an enthusiastic group of NorLSAR search technicians. Some of them are dog handlers; others are there for essential dog team support. There are currently five NorLSAR dogs […]
Staff and shoppers at Sainsbury’s supermarket, North Walsham, made NorLSAR team members very welcome as they collected funds for new search equipment. The people of North Walsham were very generous with their warmth, encouragement, and donations. They were particularly appreciative of meeting Charleston, a retired member of the Search Dog team. £484 was raised on the day. […]