SULSAR is a member of
Lowland Rescue
SULSAR is a registered charity.
Charity No.1091537


SULSAR provides much equipment to search members when training or on call. This includes Icom IC-F12 VHF Personal radios. Also available to searchers are Satmap GPS & Garmin Foretrex 201 Wristband GPS units. These are allocated to each search team which enables them to pass a map reference of their location to control.


SULSAR tries to provide all searchers with Uni-Lite rechargeable torches and has also purchased 4 tent shelters. These are easy and quick to put up and are used when no other shelter is available for searchers.


All SULSAR members need to bring their own personal equipment & clothing (see photo above) to all training sessions, and call outs. These include: Hi-Vis vest (provided by SULSAR at intake training), waterproofs, walking boots, personal first aid kit, pen & paper. Some members also have their own torches, gaiters, pen knives etc. Also a little food is recommended for longer searches (cereal bars are ideal), also a flask for hot drinks.

SULSAR members also benefit from discounts in some retail stores so members can purchase their own equipment when necessary.


The Control Van

On Monday 5th February 2007, Mark Bryant SULSAR’s Chairman was handed the keys for a Ford Transit T300 van which had been donated to SULSAR by Suffolk Constabulary. The Chief Constable Alastair McWhirter was at the handover which was at Suffolk Constabulary"s Police Headquarters in Martlesham.

SULSAR had been considering the possibility of obtaining a Control Vehicle for last few years and in October 2006 the Chief Constable informed us that Suffolk Constabulary had a vehicle that might suit our purposes. The vehicle is a Ford Transit with just 21,000 miles on the clock. Just a few months on and the vehicle is now in SULSAR’s possession and is available for callouts.

Although the running cost of the control vehicle will not be cheap it will be a great asset to the group in many ways from assisting Search Managers and Communication Officers at callouts to carrying our equipment. It will also help raise awareness to members of the general public and promote SULSAR.

SULSAR would like to say Thank You to Multi-Signs of Ingham who made a brilliant job on the vehicle livery.

Also thanks got to Colin Walker, a SULSAR member and his carpentry business who have given time free of charge to undertake the task of making shelving compartments and desk area in the rear of the van.