The Team was established in 1965 and we currently have over 40 Search and Rescue Team Members (including probationers) who are on call 24-hours a day every day of the year. We are all volunteers; we have no paid staff and our services are offered free to anyone who needs them. We are reliant on the generosity of local people and groups to cover the £42,000 it costs to run the Team every year.
In addition to the Search and Rescue Team Members we have an Operational Support Team with over 20 members who help with fundraising activities, acting as injured or missing people, maintaining the vehicles and equipment and a multitude of other jobs.
Saturday 19th September 2020. The North East Ambulance Service contacted us at 10.17pm to assist in searching for a young female who was reported to have been taken ill in the Thornaby-on-Tees area. Information was that she may have been somewhere in the Stainsby Wood / Stainsby Beck area but telephone contact had been lost. A number of our volunteer…
Applications can be made to join the team in a support role (Operational Support) or as a hill going (Search and Rescue) member.
Applications for either role can be made at any time. Intakes for Operational Support members occur at various times of the year. There is one annual intake for Search and Rescue normally each September.Join Now