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Watersafe UK Search and Rescue

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Status: Ongoing Project

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Type: community_assistanceType: emergency_responseEast Midlands, UK

Volunteers needed to help provide response and operational support with water rescue, flooding and missing people


Join Watersafe UK Search & Rescue Team

To become an operational team member, you will need to be over 18yrs and be reasonably physically fit. You must able to attend at least 50% of team training and fundraising events per year, this equates to a minimum of fourteen days. Once qualified you will be required to attend emergency and rescue callouts when you are available. The comprehensive training process can take over 12 months during which time you will be trained and assessed in a variety of competences, during this process you will be able to assist on some call outs and be a valued member of the support team.

If you would like to join the team or request further information please visit to download an application form and our training and recruitment officer will be in touch to discuss your application.

About The Team

As any voluntary rescue team, people come and go over time and currently WUKSART has 32 operational team members. We also have 4 new trainees waiting to commence with their initial training. All of our team members are from disciplined backgrounds, which ensures that they are all experienced as working as team members or team leaders in a variety of situations. Team skills cover the following: 

  • Swiftwater & Flood Rescue

  • Flood Response & Evacuation

  • Powered Boat operations

  • River & Flood Search Management

  • Land Based Search

  • Safe Working at Height & Rope Rescue Operations

  • Emergency First Aid

Primarily WUKSART will cover the County of Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire whilst we support both the local Fire & Rescue Service and the Police. We are on standby for National deployment for flood response around the United Kingdom.

Make a Donation

Watersafe UK is run entirely by volunteers, we are totally reliant on the support and generosity of the general public to keep the rescue team operational. 100% of your donation will go to the team operational costs. You really will make a difference!

Thank you for your support.