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To contact the team please email by clicking upon the appropriate link below:

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Welcome to DSRT Tavistock.

Dartmoor Search and Rescue exists to help the police and other related rescue organisations to locate, render appropriate assistance and evacuate missing persons to a place of safety.

Our services are entirely voluntary and in particular demand in situations where weather conditions are poor and the location of the missing person is unknown. All team members are highly trained in a variety of skills ranging from First Aid through to Navigation, searching techniques and radio operation.

Individual search teams are coordinated through a team leader who is in constant radio contact with the controller coordinating the search effort. We work closely with the police who initiate calls to us in situations where our services may be required.

Tavistock is one of four teams which make up the Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team group.

Please follow the links provided above if you require further information.

Watch this space for details of our activities and fund-raising events. If you wish to contact us or can offer assistance with our voluntary work, please e-mail us.

Alternatively, if you would like to make a donation or are aware of any fund-raising functions which you believe may be relevant, please contact our fund-raising officer.

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Coop Sponsorship

We are proud to announce that we have been selected to receive funding from the Co-op Local Community Fund. For the next 6 months, every time Co-op members buy branded products and services, 1% of your spend goes to a local cause. We need your help – the more support we get, the more funding we could receive. So if you’re a Co-op Member, log in to your Co-op Membership account and choose us. If you’re not a member, please join and support us!


This morning team members visited #aswatersports in Exeter to collect vital water rescue equipment funded by a grant from the Department for Transport. AS Watersports have been superb at supplying and advising the team on all of the water rescue equipment collected, enabling us to deliver a more capable, professional response in water rescue situations. ...

Fantastic fundraising for the benefit of all four Dartmoor Teams. Thank you very much ...

Thank you Harry Booth! In Plymouth today a huge cheque was handed over ! As Provincial Grand Primo of the province of Plymouth 2016, attached to the RAOB, Harry said that for his charity he selected the Dartmoor Rescue Group, because having worked as a prison officer for 10 years at HMP Dartmoor, He had knowledge of how things can suddenly go wrong on the moor, due mainly to the weather and knew that the guys who responded were all unpaid volunteers, with an endless need for new equipment and clothing. People think that they just operate on Dartmoor, but a good example of where they can operate, the floods in Cumbria 2 years ago comes to mind he said. As they say every little helps, so Harry did an amazing job in raising the amount of £4634.65p for the four Dartmoor Rescue Teams. Thanks Harry you're a star !

18 current and former team members and their partners have been making the most of some glorious conditions up in the Lake District this week. A beautiful place and beautiful photos. Credit: Josephine Collingwood. ...

As slow as possible, as fast as necessary.

Theory paper done, practical assessment completed. A last chance for a play after a fantastic weekend of 4x4 training.

Huge thanks to Pentillie Castle for providing such a fantastic venue and for being such amazingly accommodating hosts. Massive thanks also to our incredibly knowledgeable and professional instructors who selflessly gave up their weekends to help us become better drivers.