Avon and Somerset Search and Rescue (ASSAR)

ASSARAvon and Somerset Search and Rescue (ASSAR) is an emergency service staffed by volunteers and oncall 24/7, 365 days a year.
ASSAR’s operating area is approximately 1,800 km2. We fall entirely under the direction of Avon and Somerset Constabulary (ASC), who are the Category 1 Responder.

We also work with South West Ambulance Service, Hazard Area Response Teams, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue DSFR), Coastguard and other Mountain Rescue teams including Exmoor MR, various South Wales teams Mendip Cave Rescue and Severn Area Rescue Association.

We are part of the wider Avon Local Resilience Forum.

Registered Charity No 278002.

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