About Us

Leicestershire Search & Rescue (LeicSAR) is a non-profit organisation, made up entirely of emergency volunteers, providing vital support and assistance to the emergency services, local authorities and the general public.

Our volunteers share a common interest, which is providing a professional, reliable and vital service to the people of Leicestershire and surrounding areas, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We are a registered charity our number is 1150100.

We have been established since October 2011 and are affiliated to and regulated by The Association of Lowland Search & Rescue (ALSAR). Being a part of this organisation ensures that all of our volunteers are trained to highest of standards, which are nationally recognised.

Our main purpose is to assist in the search for vulnerable missing persons in urban, rural and lowland areas, this includes children, the elderly or those who are suffering from an Illness be it physically or mentally. On occasions we are utilised to search for injured persons, as a result of this all of our volunteers are fully equipped and trained in First Aid, with at least one trained Trauma Medic per search team.

In addition to search & rescue, we also provide support and assistance at major/critical incidents, which include fires, floods and rail/air disasters. Assistance to emergency services during adverse weather conditions, by providing 4x4 vehicle support, delivering essential supplies, transporting members of staff or patients, evacuation transport and even offering help to stranded members of the public. We also offer marshal cover and support at private or community events.

As a voluntary run scheme we rely heavily on the support of the local community and businesses to offer donations and sponsorship to ensure that we can deliver this vital service.