ChiefYears 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)
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.
Years active in SAR: 1
Current Occupation: Marketing
Hobbies: Long distance bike touring, rock climbing, hiking, playing guitar.
Certifications: EMT, FTM, Hazmat, MSO.
Ground Team Lieutenant
Years active in SAR:
Certifications: WFA, EMT/Paramedic, FTM, FTL, GRID, Water Rescue, Rigging for Rescue, Ropes I, Hazmat, OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens, and HAM radio.
FTLYears active in SAR: 1
Certifications: Pet First Aid/CPR, SAR Tech III, Crime Scene Preservation, NASAR Fundamentals of Tracking, FTM and 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:
Certifications: Wilderness First Aid, ACLS, PALS, CRNA, SAR Tech I, INLAND SAR, PSO, NCRC, FTL, MSO, Ham Radio.
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.
SARTECH IIYears active in SAR:
Certifications: C.E.R.T., SARTECH II, and Crime Scene Awareness.
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.
Years active in SAR:
Certifications: C.E.R.T., Pet First Aid/CPR, SARTECH III, Water Rescue Awareness, Hazmat, MSO, T.A.P. and HAM Radio.
Training CaptainYears 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.
Handler/FTLYears active in SAR:
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.
FTMYears active in SAR:
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 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. 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.
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 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 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.
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 stands for International Police Work Dog Association. Many of our trainers have their dogs certified in this.
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.