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In 2023 we had...
67 callouts, 58team attendees, 2765+ person hours
We also carried out 168 exercises and training events totalling 700 hours and attended 142 other events such as community engagements and equipment checks and maintenance totalling 661 hours


Northamptonshire Search & Rescue is a Registered Charity (No. 1195265)

Northamptonshire Search and Rescue (NSAR) are a group of trained volunteers who are on call 24hrs a day, 365 days a year.  The team today is extremely well trained and equipped. We regularly assist Northamptonshire Police and other statutory emergency services.  When we are called out the Police will call our Duty Operations Manager who activates the team using a specialist SMS system.

We are mainly called out to assist in the search for vulnerable missing people across the county’s 760 square miles (2,364 square kilometres) of Northamptonshire.  The County has a combination of flood plains, forests, fields, Country Parks, rivers and lakes, for which the team train to deal with and work in or around.  The County has a population of around 733,000, an increase of approx. 6% since 2011.

The Team has 3 vehicles:
- A brand new, state of the art Incident Control Unit which is based in Northampton.

- A 4x4 pickup truck which is based in Wellingborough.

- A 4x4 Ambulance which is based in Wellingborough too.

Members are spread across the whole county, and we are always seeking new members.

We are made up entirely of volunteers and rely solely on fundraising and donations to be able to continue this valuable resource.


We are fortunate enough to be supported by some great Companies and Businesses. Some are large companies; others are local businesses. Either way, we are grateful for their support. Here are some companies and organisations that have kindly donated their support to NSAR.

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