Primary AOR is the 8 Counties of Western NY. Members willing when available to travel throughout NYS or Northern PA.
(716) 858-2903 Erie County Sheriff's Communications Center or contact team Chief.
59 total members – 44 Active members. All Active members NYS DEC BasicWildland Search Qualified; 16 DEC Crew Bosses, 14 NASAR SARTECH II, 4SARTECH III Certified; Type III, Type II, and Type I search trained.Team capable of self-sustained 24 hour search operations in all-weather and low-angle terrain, as well as ability to provide searchers with specialized severe winter operation and low- and high-angle rope rescue skills.
K9Resources - one NYSFEDSAR certified for air scent live-find; four NYSFEDSAR certified for water recovery; four NYSFEDSAR certified for land cadaver.
One 7’ x 12’ operations trailer with tech rope gear, litter,generators, command space, laptops with Terrain Navigator Pro and SARTopo mapping S/W, and VHF/UHF radios. One 7’ x 14’ transport trailer with Max 6-wheel amphibious ATV with winter tracks, VHF/UHF radios; litter transport capable; all supplies necessary to carry out Hasty, Type II (Modified) and Type III (grid) searches.
FCC call sign WQOJ843 (7 licensed team VHF SAR frequencies). 50 VHF portable radios, 2 UHF portable radios (local fire and LE frequencies), 2 25W trailer-mounted mobile VHF radios with fixed and wilderness antennas. All VHF radios programmed with NFSAR, DEC Forest Ranger, NOAA weather and national interoperable SAR frequencies.
2 MDs, 3 EMTs, 5 WFA. All members certified in Basic First Aid and CPR.
18 members NYS OFPS Rescue Technician Basic certified for low-angle technical evacuation, 10 members NYS OFPS Rope Operations or higher certified for high-angle evacuation.
Trimble® Terrain Navigator Pro for NYS, SARTopo maps of local parks and wilderness areas. 90% of members use handheld Garmin 60 series GPS units.
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