We have been overwhelmed by your response to our Operational recruitment morning on Saturday 28th April. Due to high demand, we have now closed this session. We will be contacting all candidates who have expressed an interest in the next 24 hours.
This note refers only to operational roles, we are still actively recruiting for Supporters of SARA (SOS), so please get in touch (HERE) with us if you have some spare time to help us fundraise and run events.
Thank you to everyone that has responded and please keep an eye on our page for any future operational recruitment activity
We are currently looking to recruit new operational crew and Supporters of SARA (SOS).
All we ask is for you live local to Kidderminster or in a neighboring area. No previous experience or qualifications are needed to join SARA, as all training is provided. Our membership is made up of individuals of all ages and from a huge variety of different professions and backgrounds.
It is important to note that SARA is more than a spare time hobby as we are a group of unpaid professionals, but there a few spare time activities that can be as exhilarating and rewarding as Search & Rescue. All crew are expected to partake in fundraising activities, regardless of role.
We are having an information day on Saturday 28th April at 9:00am.
To book your place, please contact us ASAP by clicking HERE.
In March 2016 Severn Area Rescue Association - Wyre Forest Station tragically lost a friend and colleague in a traffic collision.
Stuart Frost (callsign W26) was a popular and dedicated volunteer crew member in our rescue family. Stuart will always be remembered. To keep his memory alive, we recently undertook a training exercise on the rescue boat SARA 26 ‘Stuart Frost’, so named in his memory. We observed a minute’s silence and reflection followed by a blue light run.
You will always be missed Stuart, but never forgotten.
On Friday 30th March, Ultimate Outdoors Merry Hill opened its doors to the crew of SARA Wyre Forest, allowing them to hold a collection to help with their much needed fundraising. On display were our hi-tech Incident Support Unit and SARA 26, the newest boat to our rescue fleet. Members of the public were able to meet the crew, ask questions and children were able to sit in our rescue boat whilst wearing some our our safety gear.
If you missed out this time we will be at Ultimate Outdoors Merry Hill again on Saturday 5th May, 10am - 3pm. Subject to operational commitments.
If you would like to support our essential work please contact us to see how you can help.
Thank you Ultimate Outdoors!
Hereford and Worcester Fire Service have confirmed that the location of the new Emergency Service Hub. Stourpoint 5 in Kidderminster has been named as the site which will also be a home for the SARA Wyre Forest team.
This is great news for the team and means greater working opportunities between the local Emergency Services. Furthermore it will give us a purpose built home that will meet our needs, allowing us to respond more quicker to incidents.
Today I headed over to MAK Services 2007 Ltd of Kidderminster to pick up a donation for the SARA Wyre Forest team.
The staff at the company on Foley Park have been raising money for local charities for a long time, and SARA was the recipient of their most recent fundraising drive.
Staff raised money by donning fancy dress whilst in the office, they raised £210.00 for our team. The funds will be used to ensure the we can continue to respond to local and national emergencies.
A big thank you to all the team at MAK Services for your support!!!
Earlier today the Wyre Forest team was alerted by the National Coordination Center and put on standby to a possible flooding emergency.
As a national emergency asset, our boat crews and our swift-water rescue specialists where put on heightened readiness to respond potentially anywhere in the UK.
More on this as developments progress...
Welcome to our new and exciting website, hope you love it as much as we do! A massive thanks to Andrew Hipkiss (of Walton & Hipkiss fame) for getting the ball rolling and for his technical know-how.
The site will focus on the activities of SARA Wyre Forest and will strive to promote the important work we do. We will provide information on call-outs, events and other community activities.
We will be keen to hear from you, let us know what you think of the site. Feel free to get in touch via our contacts page.
Walton & Hipkiss Estate Agents Kidderminster