Resources

  • Administrative – Paperwork is the backbone of a professional organization.  Love it or hate it we need it.  Used properly it makes life easier and helps an operation.  Time allows it to give us a history that can be a predictor of future events.

  • Canine – Properly trained dogs can help an operation greatly. Improperly ones can harm an operation.  We strive through education and training to have nothing less than the best.

  • Communications – Without communications safety and operations become an immediate issue.  One of the most important tools in emergency services is the under-appreciated radio!

  • Education – Educating people about Search & Rescue is the best way to mitigate problems and potentially helps the most people with the least effort.  It’s not glamorous or exciting but it can be fulfilling.

  • Medical – Caring for ourselves and others can become a priority as many times we are removed from the normal avenues of medical assistance.

  • Overhead – These are the people that are use past history and search management training to enable us to best use our resources to aid in the location and recovery of lost and missing persons.

  • Technical – Rope, water, and technology in general.  All the tools we use to make ourselves able to do more better and safer.  These tools build on existing skills to make us more effective.

PEOPLE / MEDICAL
Medical Related Resources
  • Entire membership trained in First Aid / CPR, ICS / NIMS
  • 4 persons physicians
  • 5 persons trained as Emergency Medical Technicians
  • 2 field stretchers
  • 2 backboards
  • 1 scoop stretcher
  • 2 full medical kits
  • 30 partial medical kits
  • 2 AEDs
Contact the Medical Unit for more information.
Training Related
  • 4 Physicians
  • 7 trained Search Managers
  • Entire membership trained to Call Out Qualified level
  • Entire membership trained in First Aid / CPR
    (3 instructors)
  • 12 persons trained to FEMA Community Emergency Response Team
    (2 instructors)
    (5 to advanced level)
  • 24 persons trained to FEMA Emergency Response to Terrorist Incidents
    (1 instructor)
  • 2 persons trained in damage / disaster assessment
    (1 instructor)
  • 4 persons trained in Structural Collapse Operations
  • 8 persons trained as Pennsylvania Firefighters
  • 14 persons trained to FEMA / STATE Incident Command System
  • 1 person trained to Air Force / Coast Guard Inland Search and Rescue
  • 4 persons trained in animal resuce
  • 6 persons trained in animal first aid
Contact Membership for more information.
TEAM UNITS
Canine Related Resources
  • Trained airscent canines
  • Trained tracking / trailing canines
  • Trained land / water cadaver canines
  • 4 canine travel cages
Contact the Canine Unit for more information.
Land Vehicle Related Resources
  • 4 pickups
  • 10 4×4 SUV’s
  • 1 enduro 250cc dirt bike
Contact the Vehicle Unit for more information.
Mountain Bike Resources
  • 5 mountain bikes
  • 4 fully field ready mountain bikes
  • 2 bike racks
Contact the Bike Unit for more information.
Rope Related Resources
  • 1400 ft. 10 / 11 mm Static line rated @ 6k lbs.
  • 28 steel rescue caribiners
  • 3 steel rescue 8’s
  • 7 aluminum rescue 8’s
  • 10 rescue pulleys
  • 6 rescue ascenders
  • 200ft. 1″ tubular webbing rated @ 4k lbs.
Contact the Rope Unit for more information.
Water Related Resources
  • 1 16ft rigid hull boat
  • 1 14ft rigid hull ocean boat.
  • 1 12ft inflatable rescue boat
  • 1 Avon river rescue boat, 3 meter, (6hp engine)
  • 10 life vests
  • 8 throw bags
Contact the Water Team for more information.
VARIOUS RESOURCES
Electronic Related Resources
  • 1 mobile command trailer with 40 foot antenna
  • 40 field radios
  • 2 mobile command radios
  • 1 repeater
  • 4 tracking units
  • 5 laptop computers
  • 4 handheld Global Positioning Systems
  • 2 handheld hearing amplification systems
  • 4 night vision units
  • 1 hand held thermal sensing unit
Contact Logistics for more information.
Other Resources
  • Shovels
  • Bullhorns
  • 20″ 3×3 Cribbing
  • Axes
  • Pickets
  • Tents / Canopies
  • 2 9 x 12 Canopy covers for outdoor shelter
  • 2 Chainsaws
  • Handsaws
  • Lighting
  • 4 gasoline generators
Contact Logistics for more information.

Comments are closed.