Steep ground search and rescue.

An Emergency Service staffed by volunteers

Saving lives since 1975

Land and steep ground emergency search and rescue specialists
– any terrain

Technical cliff and building emergency access and rescue specialist
– any structure (above ground)

“On Standby” 365 days a year, 24 hours a day
– any weather, night or day

Avon and Somerset Police force chosen external search and rescue resource, covering 1855sq miles
– the whole of Avon and Somerset

Currently ASSAR’s operating area is approximately 1,800 km2. We fall entirely under the
direction of Avon and Somerset Constabulary (ASC), who are the Category 1 Responder. We
also work with South West Ambulance Service, Hazard Area Response Teams, Devon and
Somerset Fire and Rescue DSFR), Coastguard and other Mountain Rescue teams including
Exmoor MR, various South Wales teams Mendip Cave Rescue and Severn Area Rescue
Association. We are part of the wider Avon Local Resilience Forum.

Memorandum_Of_Understanding with Avon & Somerset Police – Search and Rescue

A charity funded by donation, staffed and run by unpaid dedicated volunteers