(by Ldn-Post, London Post, September 10, 2020)
Staggeringly, around 150 people a day are reported missing in London. Putting a huge strain on the resources of the Metropolitan Police. London Search & Rescue is a specially-trained voluntary organisation set-up 3 years ago to assist the Police in the search of missing vulnerable people within London, and beyond.
A vulnerable missing person could be a of any age, such a child that has just lost their way or adults that have Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Autism for examples or someone who is considering taking their own life. In each case, an emergency response is vital. Having the correct equipment, skills and training to respond to these emergencies is crucial ‘every second really does count!”
Having an ICU or Incident Control Unit is one of the most important pieces of kit enabling London Search & Rescue to quickly respond to a missing person’s emergency. The ICU is the control centre of the search, equipped with…