We are a group of trained and dedicated volunteers that have gotten together to provide Search and Rescue for the Mineral Area. We will respond to any official request from the Agency Having Jurisdiction to any area within 6 hours. We DO NOT, however, respond to private requests for service. This is normal in the SAR world.
While we are an eclectic group, we all believe in training, both for us, and other agencies. We have members with anywhere from hundreds of hours in SAR and other Emergency Response Training, to new folks with minimal training, but we will not field a team not ready to search.
Members have all completed, as a minimum, a Search and Rescue Operations Course, as well as FEMA’s IS-100, 200, 700, and 800 Independent Study courses on Incident Command. Others have completed SAR Management, SAR Planning, SAR Instructor, and other FEMA courses, up to and including the Professional Development Series, as well as the Advanced Professional Series, and Wide Area Search.
While we do not have certified K-9s on the team, we have agreements with teams in every direction to provide those services if needed.
Each member of the team is required to obtain an Amateur Radio license. This allows us to provide our own Communications on site, and not have to depend on other agencies, and have to program radios on scene.