A&SSAR has fifty plus dedicated trained rescue and support members to call upon and extensive access to other specialised outdoor personnel.

A&SSAR has three dedicated mountain rescue posts;

  • Avonquay, Cumberland Basin, Bristol
  • Cheddar, Caves Complex, Somerset
  • Charterhouse Centre, Mendip Hills, Somerset

A&SSAR has four dedicated vehicles;

  • 4×4 Terrano (ex-Police) based in South Gloucestershire
  • Search Bus – Mobile search control vehicle based at Avonquay, Bristol
  • Technical Rescue Bus – Mobile cliff rescue vehicle based at Avonquay, Bristol
  • Multi purpose response vehicle – Quick response 4×4 vehicle based in Mendip Hills, Somerset

These vehicles have been modified for the teams use and are registered as ambulances.

A&SSAR has an extensive portable radio network and A&SSAR members are trained in its use.

A&SSAR has portable IT systems used for search management including GIS mapping.

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