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HANTSAR National Flood Asset

Hampshire Search and Rescue have been added to the Flood Rescue National Asset Register after being re-accredited and are now available for national deployment.

This follows a rigorous audit by the Flood Rescue Capability Officer, making sure that the Water Team are compliant to Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) Flood Rescue standards as set out in The DEFRA Flood Rescue Concept of Operations.

Hampshire Search and Rescue have declared a Type C Team.

This is a Water & Flood Rescue Technician Team which has the capability of:

  • Technical water rescue
  • Search operations within the water environment
  • In-water operations
  • Non-powered boat operations
  • Flood response

A Type C team is made up of a Team manager and 6 Team members with all with basic first aid training and 1 with advanced first aid training.