Massasauga SAR

Area Serviced


All counties in the Greater Rochester area, DEC Region 8.  Willing to respond anywhere in New York State.



Monroe County 911. If calling from outside of Monroe County, (585) 528-2222 OR call the Field Officer (see below).



Search Managers,  Searcher I/Crew Bosses, (2) NASAR SARTECH II, Grid Searchers with DEC Basic Wildlands. NYSFEDSAR Operational K9 Units (Air Scent, HRDLand & Crime Scene and Water Recovery), IPWDA Certified K9 Article/EvidenceSearch.  Team is certified Child Abduction Response Team (C.A.R.T., US DOJ)with Ontario County Sheriff.



All supplies necessary to carry out a grid search. Command and Communications trailer, laptop PC, printer/scanner/copier.   GPSs for searcher teams, including two for K9's .   2kw generator.



VHF hand held radios and two Base/Mobile radios with VSAR, DEC, VTAC, and repeater frequencies.  Power supply, portable antenna, 100 feet coax cable.



All members minimum -Basic First Aid and CPR, some members Wilderness First Aid, Wilderness FirstResponder, Paramedic/PA.  Stocked BLS bag, SKED Rescue Stretcher w/OregonSpine Splint



(2) Swiftwater Rescue Operations (Awareness),  Rescue PFD's and throwbags.



Digital maps for all of New York State - Terrain Navigator Pro



Contact Information


Massasauga SAR
PO Box 24751
Rochester, NY 14624-0751


Timothy Groth
11 Curtisdale lane
Hamlin NY 14464
(585) 964-5302  (H)
(585) 752-9098  (C)

Vice President 
Marc Hessler
6019 Chili-Riga Center Road
Churchville, NY 14428
585-293-3827 (H)
518-748-9581 (C)


Field officer / K-9 Officer
Kathryn Bamford
68 LaSalle Parkway
Victor, NY 14564
(585) 704-0859 (C)
(585) 223-5920 (W)



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