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Patrick Osborne

Patrick Osborne

Chief

Years active in SAR: more than 7 years

Current Occupation: Paramedic/EMS Program Coordinator

Hobbies: Kayaking, hiking, medical, anything else outdoors.

Certifications:  NR-Paramedic, PAEMT-P, EMS Instructor, AHA Instructor (BLS, ACLS & PALS), ITLS Instructor, SARTech-II, FTM, FTL, MSO, PADI Open Water Diver, HazMat Ops, Rope Rescue I, AST/MTF,  Amateur Radio Technician Class License (KB3YDK)

Cheryl Rose

Cheryl Rose

Vice President of Board/K9 Handler

Years active in SAR: 4 years

Current Occupation: Nurse and Paramedic

Hobbies: Quilting, Sewing, Running, Reading

Certifications: Paramedic, ACLS, PALS, CEN, SAR Tech III, FTL, FTM, Crime Scene Awareness, IPWDA.

Caleb Shadle

Caleb Shadle

FTM

Years active in SAR: 1

Current Occupation: Marketing

Hobbies: Long distance bike touring, rock climbing, hiking, playing guitar.

Certifications: EMT, FTM, Hazmat, MSO.

Dave Clark

Dave Clark

Ground Team Lieutenant

Years active in SAR:

Current Occupation:

Hobbies:

Certifications: WFA, EMT/Paramedic, FTM, FTL, GRID, Water Rescue, Rigging for Rescue, Ropes I, Hazmat, OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens, and HAM radio.

Starr Bright

Starr Bright

FTL

Years active in SAR: 1

Current Occupation:

Hobbies:

Certifications:  Pet First Aid/CPR, SAR Tech III, Crime Scene Preservation, NASAR Fundamentals of Tracking, FTM and FTL.

Pepper Broad

Pepper Broad

Search Manager/FTL

Pepper Broad has been given the honor of being a life member of PaWSAR for his dedication and commitment to the team.

Years active in SAR:

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Certifications: Wilderness First Aid, ACLS, PALS, CRNA, SAR Tech I, INLAND SAR, PSO, NCRC, FTL, MSO, Ham Radio.

Marnie Powell

Marnie Powell

K9 Lieutenant

Years active in SAR: 14 years Current Occupation: Program Assistant Hobbies: Dogs, running, snowboarding, geocaching. Certifications: SAR Tech II, GRID, MSO, Crime Scene Awareness, and IPWDA with Jekyll.

Deb Sardone

Deb Sardone

SARTECH II

Years active in SAR:

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Certifications: C.E.R.T., SARTECH II, and Crime Scene Awareness.

Jessica Simons

Jessica Simons

K9 Handler - West

Years active in SAR: 6 Years

Current Occupation: Police Officer

Hobbies: Dogs, walking, camping, making crafts, reading, etc.

Certifications:  IPWADA- trailing, NIMS 100, 200, 700, FTM, First aid/CPR, crime scene preservation/awareness, bloodborne pathogens, hazardous materials.

 

 

Charlie Richman

FTM

Charlie Richman

Years active in SAR:

Current Occupation:

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Certifications: C.E.R.T., Pet First Aid/CPR, SARTECH III, Water Rescue Awareness, Hazmat, MSO, T.A.P. and HAM Radio.

Tina Smith

Tina Smith

Training Captain

Years active in SAR: 10 years

Current Occupation: Outdoor Educator/Naturalist

Hobbies:Drawing, painting, gardening, hiking, camping, ect.

Certifications: Pet First Aid/CPR, SARTECH III, Tracking Specialist, NASAR Tracking Instructor, FTM, FTL, Water Rescue, and MSO.

Gerry Harmer

Gerry Harmer

Handler/FTL

Years active in SAR:

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Certifications: C.E.R.T., SARTECH II & III, NASAR tracker, FTM, FTL, water rescue, ice rescue, crime scene awareness, Hazmat, OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen, IPWDA Trailing and Cadaver.

Nancy Richman

FTM

Years active in SAR:

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Certifications: C.E.R.T., Pet First Aid/CPR, Water Rescue Awareness, MSO, Hazmat, T.A.P. and HAM Radio.

Curious about what all those certifications are? Check below!

FTM/FTL

FTM and FTL stand for Field Team Member and Field Team Leader. As a Field Team Leader you are leading multiple FTM’s into the field. An FTL is the person who communicates for the team, leads the team, and makes urgent decisions for the team.

C.E.R.T

C.E.R.T. stands for Community Emergency Response team.  This program teaches people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area.  Essentially it trains them in basic disaster response skills such as light search and rescue, how to operate during a disaster and disaster medical operations.

WFA
WFA stands for Wilderness First Aid.  On top of being trained for first aid, some members gain their wilderness first aid certifications which enable them to perform at a higher quality and standard within the wilderness.  This includes learning how to clean wounds without proper supplies, creating tools and supplies from the wilderness, and preparing evacuation.
EMT/Paramedic

EMT stands for Emergency medical technician. EMT’s are trained to respond quickly to emergency situations such as medical emergencies.

A Paramedic operates at a higher level than the EMT and can perform more advanced life saving procedures. 

ACLS

ACLS stands for Advanced Cardiac Life Support.  ACLS refers to a specific set of interventions for treatment in urgent situations(like the wilderness).  These situations normally involve cardiac arrest, stroke, and other life threatening emergencies.  This training is also about having the knowledge and skills to deploy those interventions at the appropriate time.

PALS

PALS stands for Pediatric Advanced Life Support.  This is very similar to ACLS except that it deals specifically with Pediatrics and not just adults and children.  See the ACLS tab above for a more detailed description.

NASAR Tracker
After the core field skills of the Search and Rescue professional have been attained, a decision is made to expand one’s personal skills towards a specialty, or the entire team specializes to become more effective for the SAR effort in your area. In our courses and SAR TECH program, NASAR has shown insight and leadership in developing text books, field classes, and credentialing for the core skills.
PSO
PSO stands for Practical Search Operations. This certification is meant to train and prepare the individual to handle planning the search operation. This is similar to the MSO course.
NCRC
NCRC stands for the National Cave Rescue Commission. Being trained in this allows the trained personnel to have the knowledge to participate in cave emergencies and rescues.
GRID
Having the GRID certification enables the certified individual to be fully aware and knowledgeable in the area of GRID search as opposed to HASTY searches.
PADI
PADI stands for Professional Association for Diving Instructors. This shows that a member has their certification in diving as well as being an instructor to dive.
MSO
MSO refers to Managing Search Operations. This course teaches search logistics and operations. It is used for those first on scene who need to start planning the entire operation. MSO certifications will enable the trained personnel to operate in the command center during the whole search.
CEN
A CEN is a Certified Emergency Nurse. This certification is specific to emergency nursing.
SARTECH I, II, & III

The following information is taken from NASAR.org….

SARTECH III is the beginning course for someone looking at getting into Search and Rescue.  It provides knowledge concerning the general responsibilities, skills, abilities, and the equipment needed by persons who would be participating in a search or rescue mission.

SARTECH II is the next step in the training process and is essentially an FTL.  Visit the FTL tab to learn more.

SARTECH I/CREWLEADER level of certification is the advanced level for SAR personnel. The level is recommended only for persons who function on SAR missions asfield searchers and who may function as Crew Leader.

 

IPWDA Trainling/Cadaver

IPWDA stands for International Police Work Dog Association.  Many of our trainers have their dogs certified in this.

T.A.P.

T.A.P. stands for Terrorism Awareness Program.  This is a basic course that covers what you need to know in terrorism type events and how to know if something may be a terrorism type activity.

Incident Command System

All members of PaWSAR are required to have ICS 100, 200, 700, and 800.

First Aid/CPR

Each PaWSAR member is trained in at least First Aid and CPR.

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