What we need....

Charity ChoiceWe are fundraising for...

  • £50K for a 4x4 vehicle to replace our old Transit ambulance
  • A new team base in or near Kelso where we can store kit and vehicles and further our training programme 
  • Your donations - every one will help us continue to provide our vital emergency service anytime in any weather, anywhere in our region.

Our day to day running requirements are nicely illustrated on this wordmap:

BSARU Equipment wordmap


Some Idea of Costs

‘Wiggies’ specialist casualty bag (for casualties) £480
Mantis trifold folding spinal board £510
Titan titanium basket stretcher £2160
SAR Alpine MR Stretcher £1990
SP Scoop stretcher £420
Goretex shell foul weather jacket ME MRT £480
Winter salopettes ME MRT £400
Winter salopettes Keela £130
Rigging Karabiner 30kN (each) £15
Petzl i’d descender device for rigging (each) £136
Mammut Semi-Static 100m rope £140
Beal Rescue Intervention Rope 200m (Can then be split into 2x100m.) £400
Blizzard survival jacket (for casualties) £33
Blizzard survival blanket (brick) (for casualties) £28
Montane Extreme Fleece Smock £120
Montane Super Prism winter glove £45
UKSF winter Goretex fleece cap £13
EDZ Winter Beanie Merino £15
EDZ Winter Merino balaclava £18
EDZ Winter Merino Base Layer top £60
Polar Snowshed VacMattress kit £552
Polar Snowshed SCS Rosher Casualty Bag £1095
Palm Rescue 800 Water Rescue PFD £160
Ruth Lee Training Dummy £200


Secretary - Border SAR
7 St Germains House
East Lothian
EH32 0PQ


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