New K9 search and rescue team in Clifton Park seeks volunteers

SARRT Search and Rescue Response Team, a newly formed technical and K9 search and rescue team, will be hosting an informational and recruitment meeting 1 p.m. Sunday, March 5, at the Clifton Park Halfmoon Library, 475 Moe Road, Clifton Park.

SARRT, which is comprised of  experienced professional SAR volunteers, law enforcement, medical professionals and skilled individuals from the private sector, is currently looking to fill open positions on the logistics, K9, technical rescue and communications teams.

SARRT’s founding members have come from law enforcement organizations and existing search and rescue teams. Its primary mission is to aide requesting agencies in disaster response and preparedness, and the search and rescue of lost subjects.

SARRT members must be willing to participate in regular training exercises in wilderness search, K9 SAR, orienteering, medical first aid/response, wilderness survival, communications, crime scene preservation, mountain rescue, and logistics. All of SARRT’s training sessions are open to members of other search and rescue teams and law enforcement.

Potential volunteers don’t have to have outdoor experience. Volunteers skilled in radio communications, accounting, organization, planning, cooking and fundraising are also welcome.

More information is available be emailing

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