MISSION, VISION & VALUES.
To deliver the highest standard of
Search & Rescue capability that assists
the emergency services in ending preventable loss of life in London.
We are selfless, dependable, and professional in all but pay.
WHO ARE WE?
London Search & Rescue (LONSAR) is a Lowland Rescue team, assisting the Metropolitan Police in searches for vulnerable missing persons. The importance of search and rescue in saving life is to respond quickly to a lost person in an emergency. The sooner a vulnerable missing person is found and receives prompt and appropriate medical care, the better their chances are for survival.
LONSAR is a registered charity and staffed 100% by volunteers. We receive no funding from the government, local authorities, or other emergency services. In 2021, our services represented
a value of nearly £500,000 to the London Metropolitan Police.
We are on-call 24/7 365 days a year, and work in all weathers, providing life-saving services for the 10 million people who live, work and travel in London. In addition to SAR duties, our crews can be deployed to assist agencies such as the London Resilience Forum to provide safety services to the community.