ERT SAR UK | RESCUE


PHOTO: Members of ERT SAR in Dubai at the UN Team Leaders conference

MEDICAL AID | HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE | SEARCH | TECHNICAL RESCUE | MANAGEMENT | LOGISTICS | EDUCATION

We follow the United Nations INSARAG (International Search and Rescue Advisory Group) list of guiding principles and humanitarian global rescue disciplines and subjects.

As specialist rescuers, ERT SAR train in several disciplines and are compliant to many national and international standards. Although not always the case, most of the professional rescue standards we perform to are most closely aligned to the Fire Service.

We practise responding to hazardous and challenging environments using specialist skills and equipment to resolve complex emergencies in a "Technical Rescue" response.

These most commonly would be

  • Rope Rescue Techniques (e.g. rescuing someone from height or unstable ground.)

  • Urban Search & Rescue (e.g. rescuing people from an earthquake building collapse)

  • Wilderness Search and Rescue (e.g. rescue from an austere remote environment.)

  • Confined Space Rescue (e.g. rescuing someone from a compromised small area.)

  • Helicopter Operations and working around helicopters

  • And Water and Marine Operations (which is its own discipline in ERT SAR.)

Common Standards are the UK Fire Rescue Service, DEFRA ConOps (Floods) as well as the United Nations INSARAG and the NFPA 1006 Technical Rescue Disciplines.

SPECIALIST AREAS

USAR: URBAN SEARCH & RESCUE

Our Rescuers during a week of training on responding to collapsed structure rescued and using timber / wood Paratech shoring.

ROPE RESCUE SKILLS

We include the foundations of rope or line rescue in all our member training. This was the first rope of us picture taken in 2002.

FLOOD RESCUE

Our trained Swiftwater Rescue Teams (in July 2007 in Oxfordshire) pre-dating the Pitt Review & current DEFRA ConOps. [YouTube Link]

TECH RESCUE SKILLS

Our Rescuers using ropes, breaching tools and equipment and confined space rescue techniques to access trapped victims.