Hampshire’s team is a key component of the United Kingdom International Search and Rescue Team (UK-ISAR). As well as providing an operational search and rescue team on UK-ISAR deployments, Hampshire also provides the Base of Operations (BoO) team who have the role of providing all welfare equipment to the deployed team.
This equipment ranges from food and water to tents, toilets and showers. A team of four with 5000kg of equipment are deployed to manage the base of operations and enable the overall team of 70 to be self sufficient for 10 days.There are currently 23 UK-ISAR members who are available to respond in Hampshire FRS.
The most recent deployments have been to the earthquakes in Haiti, Christchurch New Zealand, the Tsunami in Japan and the earthquake in Nepal.