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NYSFEDSAR is one of many training centers for ECSI.
Massasauga SAR


Area Serviced Willing to go anywhere.
Activation Thru Monroe County 911. If calling from outside of Monroe County, (585) 528-2222
Skills 5 K-9 units Certified in air scenting, human remains detection, snow burial, building search, . Search Managers (MLPI and ISAR), Team Leaders, DEC Crew Boss, (9) SARTech II, (3) Searcher I, Grid Searchers. Team is also a certified Child Abduction Response Team (C.A.R.T.) (USDOJ)
Equipment All supplies necessary to carry out a grid search. 10'x16' tent, Command and Communications trailer, laptop PC, printer/scanner/copier.
Radios Hand held radios and two Base/Mobile radios with 155.160 MHz. Power supply, portable antenna, 100 feet coax cable.
Medical EMT-P, EMT-B, WEMT, and one WFR. One fully stocked BLS medical bag. One wire stokes and one plastic stokes. Four CPR/BFA Instructors.
Technical (3) Switfwater Rescue Operations (Awareness) - NYS Fire Academy Cert., Rescue PFD's and throwbags.
Maps Topographic maps for NYS for all areas west of Albany. MapTech ® software and all topo maps for New England and Mid-Atlantic states
Contact Information 
Massasauga SAR
PO Box 24751
Rochester, NY 14624-0751
Seth Irwin
348 Lake Meadow Road
Rochester, NY 14612
(585) 663-7323 (H)
(585) 746-6740 (Cell) 
Vice President 
Marc Hessler
6019 Chili-Riga Center Road
Churchville, NY 14428
585-293-3827 (H)
518-748-9581 (C)
K-9 Officer / Field Officer
Kathryn Bamford
68 La Salle Parkway
Victor, NY 14564
(585) 704-0859 (Cell)