Flood Fighters Conference

A large “Rescue” of Floodfighters gathered for the Conference on the 23 March in Poole, UK.  Many like those from York had travelled a long way for a very exciting and incredibly informative programme. Delegates included a senior representative from DEFRA and colleagues from FRS, Local Government, Ambulance and Police.  Read More »


Lowland Search and Rescue

In January 2016, members of South Worcester Flood Rescue Unit commenced their training to become Lowland Search and Rescue Technicians. The additional skills gained on this course will not only enhance their water search and rescue skills but will provide them with a recognised qualification in terrestrial search. Once qualified these Read More »


WHO WANTS TO BE A FLOODIE? (Also known as Surf Life Saving Devon Flood Resilience Unit or DFRU)

What’s a Floodie? December 2015. Nine of us are qualified now to assist in flood rescues anywhere in the country with about 36 hours’ notice. None of us is quite sure why we have volunteered for all this. We had to attend one day initial training followed by two weekends Read More »


South Worcester Lifeguards and York Rescue Boat Assisting in York Floods

@SWLifeguards @yorkrescueboat are in Yorkshire- after a long night team is resting till midday pic.twitter.com/9U7zkVcTHe — Surf Life Saving GB (@surflifesaving) December 27, 2015 @yorkrescueboat @SWLifeguards – flood team still in York. Going into bat again at 8 #slsgb pic.twitter.com/ah6e95P67X — Surf Life Saving GB (@surflifesaving) December 28, 2015