About us

Technical rescue instructor and former British Rafting team captain, Lawrence Harris together with experienced kayaker and businessman Andy Laird, have combined their wealth of experience to establish Water Rescue Systems Ltd.

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The Water Rescue Sled, the first product developed by this British company, boasts a host of design features aimed at improving safety and performance on swift water. The Water Rescue Sleds have received huge compliments from technical training organisations and are approved by R3 SAR and North Wales based Outreach Rescue.

Focusing on high quality, functionality lead safety and rescue equipment, we spend many months testing and developing our products with our team of industry professionals.  Our manufacturing partners are key to our success, our relationship with the best manufacturers come together with our innovative designs and industry knowledge to offer the best products to our customers

Our Rescue Products are in service with UK Fire and Rescue, Mountain Rescue, Specialist River Rescue Teams and Training organisations.

Some of our Customers :-

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Services

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service

Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team

North Wales Mountain Rescue Assocation

Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton

Borders Water Rescue Team

Scarborough Rydale Mountain Rescue Team

Watersafe UK Search and Rescue Team

Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team

Emergency Response Team Search and Rescue (ERTSAR)

Exmoor Search and Rescue Team

Glossop Mountain Rescue Team

Wanaka River Search and Rescue - New Zealand


Training Providers

R3 Safety and Rescue

Outreach Rescue Organisation

Swift Water Training - Ireland

Cardiff International White Water Centre

Rescue Pro - Switzerland

 Water Rescue Systems - Training School