Leicestershire’s new lifesaving venture now on call for police emergencies
A NEW lifesaving service to help in the search for missing people is now officially on call for the police to use in emergencies.
Members of Leicestershire Search & Rescue (LEICSAR) – whose response vehicle is sponsored by Harrison Murray estate agents – have undergone several weeks of additional training in the lead up to ‘going live’ at the weekend.
This means that the service can now be officially used at the request of the police for local, regional and when required, national emergencies.
Leicsar is a non-profit organisation made up of volunteers, providing vital support and assistance to the emergency services, local authorities and the general public.
The brainchild of ex-police officer John Howells and serving fire fighter Andy Spry, the team has been working hard for the last 12 months to turn the service into a reality.
And following intense fundraising efforts, Leicsar’s first emergency vehicle is now on the road – thanks in particular to generous sponsorship from Harrison Murray.
Harrison Murray managing director Nick Salmon said: “We have all been very impressed with the professionalism and dedication shown by John, Andy and the whole team who have a passion for helping others on a countywide scale.
“We are truly delighted to be able to put the Harrison Murray name to such a worthwhile venture and one capable of reaching and helping so many people.”
The service – which is affiliated to and regulated by The Association of Lowland Search & Rescue (ALSAR) - is continually looking for volunteers and anyone interested should visit http://wwww.leicestershire-
1 Left to right - Leicsar senior supervisor Andy Spry, Harrison Murray managing director Nick Salmon and Leicsar unit commander John Howells.
Note to editors
Harrison Murray are leading independent residential estate agents with 18 offices throughout Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire and Leicestershire. Visit the website at www.harrisonmurray.co.uk
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For more information on Leicsar or to speak to John/ Andy visit http://www.leicestershire-