In late 2013 BLSAR/SEBEV won the Emergency Planning Society’s Voluntary Sector Award. This was the first time the Emergency Planning Society had presented a award for voluntary agencies.
Shortlisted down to one of four nominees; Berkshire Lowland Search and Rescue was put forward and had supporting nomination by Berkshires Local Authorities, the award was sponsored by Community Resilience UK and Chairman Mike Granatt had the difficult task of picking an overall winner. He said “It wasn’t easy to make the choice - all the nominations provide evidence of excellent and selfless community service. But the one that stands out is Berkshire Lowland Search and Rescue (SEBEV),” he said, “their long record of service, their many, flexible capabilities and the sheer volume of callouts and responses point to the value placed on SEBEV by Berkshire’s statutory responders and the community. They are fitting winners of this award.”
Berkshire Lowland are proud to have been recognised for our commitment in supporting berkshire communities during emergencies and are continually training and exercising to continue to do so into the future.