Photo of the operations van belonging to Midshires Search and Rescue organisation, used in search and rescue operations. It is painted 
  in their livery of red and green signage on white background (writing not legible in this photo), with high visibility red and yellow 
  emergency service markings. Shown here parked by the roadside in the countryside, with hedges and fields in the background.

Midshires Search and Rescue (MSAR)

– the Lowland Search and Rescue organisation for the counties of Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire

We are an organisation of trained volunteers who can be called out by the Police to search for missing and vulnerable people.

We can be called to assist other Lowland search teams in major incidents in neighbouring areas, and we are also able to assist in civil emergency situations.

We may be mobilised at short notice to search for a missing person in woodland, quarries, watercourses, nature reserves, farmland, towns and villages. Operating in all weathers, 24/7, 365 days a year, our search teams can save lives. Families and friends of missing people appreciate that a group of specialist volunteers have been ready and able to give their time to search for their loved one.

Want To Help?

We are always looking for new members, and welcome interest from anyone who would like to help either as a search volunteer, or in a support role.

Also, as a registered charity, MSAR depends solely on grants, sponsorship and public donations to fund:

  • running costs
  • training
  • purchase of sometimes expensive specialist search and rescue equipment

Midshires Search and Rescue is a member of the Logo of the Association of Lowland Search and Rescue (ALSAR)Association of Lowland Search and Rescue ALSAR (in new window)