About the AssociationHow we operate around the UK

The Association is a charity comprised of Trustees elected from its member teams, and Operational Officers who develop standards and governance.

These Officers are appointed from member teams and outside agencies, and comprise experts in pre-hospital medical care, search, flood response and safety. The Association produces governing standards for its 36 teams, and is a member of the UK Government’s UKSAR Operator’s Group – the official group which governs all of the UK’s onshore and offshore search and rescue operations.

The UKSAR Operator’s Group comprises:

  •             HM Coastguard (MCA)
  •             The Ministry of Defence (RAF)
  •             National Police Chief Council lead for SAR England and Wales
  •             Police Scotland
  •             Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA)
  •             Association of Ambulance Chief Executives
  •             Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI)
  •             Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS)
  •             Association of Lowland Search and Rescue (ALSAR)
  •             Mountain Rescue Council for England and Wales (MREW)
  •             Scottish Mountain Rescue (SMC)
  •             British Cave Rescue Council (BCRC)
  •             Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
  •             Police Services Northern Ireland (PSNI)
  •             Department of Justice Northern Ireland
  •             Association of Air Ambulances

 

Executive Officers

 


Teresa Archer

Acting Chairman

Andy Harrison MBE

Acting Secretary

Lyndsey Donaldson-Selby

Treasurer

 

Trustees

 

Noel Kerr

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Sean McCarry

Andy Harrison MBE

 

 

 

Senior Leadership Team

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Land Search & IT

Kris Manning
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Medical Director

Dr Piers Page
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Water Lead

Sean McCarry
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Public Relations

Neil Balderson
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Service Assurance

Geordie Canavan
 
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Air Assets

Gemma Alcock
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Search Dogs

Jon Bromley
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Communications

Adam Webster
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Branding

Andy MacAuley
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Sponsership & Fundraising