Emergency Response Team Search and Rescue (ERTSAR) UK
ERT Search and Rescue (ERTSAR)

Latest News posted September 8, 2017

ERTSAR monitoring Hurricane Irma



ERTSAR provides emergency and disaster response, search and rescue and medical teams across the globe in all types of emergencies to reduce suffering, preserve life and establish a place of safety. The team responds to high-risk despondent missing person searches alongside the police and provides a full range of national resilience including flood rescue services.

A message from our patron, Jeremy Irons…

ERTSAR’s operational members cross-train in multiple specialist and advanced subjects such as search, technical and high angle rescue, swift water and flood rescue and USAR, whilst developing a strong base in International Emergency Response and our role in the global Disaster Response Cycle.

We couldn’t continue our life-saving work without your generous donations. Please help us to help others!


Supported by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery and People’s Postcode Trust

In 2016 our charity received £20k from the Trust to bolster our flood rescue capabilities with the purchase of a new 4X4 response vehicle, boat engine and trailer. The new equipment enables us to deploy quickly when called upon to support communities throughout the UK. Read more about our funding here.