Local Search and Rescue Committee (LSARC) Dorset LRF area

Organisations that make up the LSARC in Dorset include:

Maritime and Coastguard Agency 

Wessex 4X4 Response

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service


South West Ambulance Service Trust

Portland Harbour Authority

Dorset Police

Weymouth Harbour Master

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance

Poole Harbour Master

Dorset Civil Contingencies Unit

National Coast Watch

Royal National Lifeboat Institution

Wessex Lifesaving

Wessex Flood Rescue

Skywatch (Civil Air Patrol)

The committee will have the ultimate goal of ensuring:

  • A joined up and effective casualty centred approach to response
  • Effective joint training between organisations
  • Effective communication between organisations
  • Organisation wide knowledge of each agencies capabilities, resources and activities.
  • Co-ordinated risk reduction activities


In order to accomplish this the group have agreed the following


  • Assign a senior level sponsor from each organisation to ensure the group’s objectives are achieved
  • Organise one multi-agency training event every 3 years (the next event will be organised by the Civil Contingencies Unit)
  • Host a capabilities awareness day for tactical commanders from each organisation
  • Hold at least one joint training event per year with another SAR organisation
  • Hold one control room awareness event each year between all relevant organisations


If you would like to discuss involvement with the search and rescue groups in Dorset, please contact:  ccuadmin@dwfire.org.uk

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