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.

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.


Thank You.

DSRT Tavistock presents a video introducing the Team and to say 'Thank
You' to all the supporters who keep the Team operational, out on the
hill and saving lives. 2018 is the Team's 50th Anniversary; a milestone
for the team and community. Please share our video to raise awareness.







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CALLOUT: 40 members of DSRT Tavistock and DSRT Plymouth took part in a coordinated search for a missing marine in the Gutter Tor area of Dartmoor this morning. The teams were called together shortly before... https://t.co/ZqcjwMWNMF

DSRT Tavistock Training Weekend
The Team spent last weekend training on Dartmoor, developing leadership and team skills as well as carrying out an extensive SAREX.

It was a fantastic learning exercise and... https://t.co/Erzd7i6ySd

SAREX training on Dartmoor with no rain! Could it be Spring?Lovely evening to hone first aid, SARDA, searching and stretcher skills.

At 12:28 today, a callout message was sent the team to assist paramedics in evacuating a male who had slipped on the slopes up to Brentor Church and sustained an ankle injury. The team deployed up to the... https://t.co/uimw5Idazr

The smiles say it all. This is how much becoming (and being) a callout member of a search and rescue team means to every one of us. Huge congratulations to our 3 most recently badged members Elaine, Heather... https://t.co/O2BYCtquzZ

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For more information

If you are lost or injured and require urgent assistance from the team please dial 999 and ask for mountain rescue

You can write to us at the following address:

The Rescue Centre
Abbey Rise
PL19 9BB

Charity No: 1106094

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Please give generously

We are an entirely voluntary organisation based in Tavistock, Devon. We assist the police and the other emergency services to search for, treat and evacuate people lost or injured not just on Dartmoor, but anywhere we’re needed.

Each year we have to raise over £18,000 just to keep ourselves operational, plus any extra costs to replace kit and train our team members.Which is why we are thankful for every donation we receive so that we can maintain this vital service.

Charity No: 1106094

You can make a donation by any of the following methods:

Text Donate

- Text DART03 £3 or £5 or £10 etc to 70070 eg DART03 £10 to make a donation of £10 right now.

BT My Donate

Visit our charity page on BT MyDonate

Send a Cheque made payable to DSRT Tavistock to:

The Rescue Centre
Abbey Rise
PL19 9BB