Specialist Training, Saving Lives

Surrey Search & Rescue is a voluntary specialist search team which assists the emergency services find missing vulnerable adults and children. We are on-call 24 hours a day, with a team of 80+ people and search dogs, to respond across Surrey and surrounding areas.

Any Terrain, Any Weather

We are trained to find and give first aid to lost, missing or vulnerable people and evacuate them to safety. We operate in woodland, farmland, urban environments and around water when the emergency services need our specialist skills.

Professional Response, 24-7

Over 2100 people go missing in Surrey every year. Even if a callout comes in during the middle of the night, we aim to respond as quickly as possible and minimise the time a person is at risk.

Local Unit, National Team

We are an official member of the UK’s Lowland Rescue provision, with the same role as Mountain Rescue, Coastguard Rescue and the RNLI amongst others. We work closely with our neighbouring SAR teams and national associations to save lives.

Surrey Search & Rescue (Surrey SAR)

We receive no funding from the government, the emergency services or the council. We are a charity that relies wholly on donations to purchase and maintain vital lifesaving equipment and to continue to provide the best training for our team.

There are many ways you can help by donating your time to help us raise funds, making a donation or joining the operational side of the team.