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Search Team 5-1


Area Serviced Fulton, Montgomery, Schoharie, Saratoga,  and Hamilton counties. Some members willing to go anywhere.
Activation (518) 882-9938 (518)466-6098 (518) 332-7590 (518) 703-1845
Skills One tracking K-9 unit (with one tracking unit and one air scent unit in training); Tracking and Sign Cutting, overhead support, grid search, low angle rescue and recovery, Eight (8) NYS DEC certified Crew Bosses.
Equipment Medical Kit, stokes litter, all string and flagging to run grid search, climbing gear, 5 GPSmap 60CSx units.
Radios Five(5) VHF portables with 155.160MHz and DEC Frequencies.
Medical One MD, multiple EMT's, crew bosses trained in back country first aid, and most members trained in basic first aid/CPR/AED.
Technical Most members trained in rappelling, low angle rescue and recovery.
Maps Most USGS topos for Adirondack region. MapTech computer maps for NYS.
Contact Information 
Search Team 5-1
166 South Line Rd
Middle Grove, NY 12850
Vernon Brownell
166 South Line Road
Middle Grove N.Y. 12850
(518) 882-9938 (H) 
(518) 466-6098 (C)
Vice President
Lew Decker
98 6th Ave
Gloversville, NY 12078
(518) 725-2965 (H)
(518) 843-4821 (W) 
(518) 701-0980 (WC)
Michelle Topper
(518) 224-0481 (C)
Doreen Banovic
324 W. Montgomery St.
Johnstown, NY 12095
(518) 762-8583 (H)