An opportunity to get involved with wilderness search & rescue

Who are those people who take down bib numbers at FLRC trail races? Members of the all-volunteer Wilderness Search & Rescue Team of Onondaga County. They, along with their counterparts in Oswego County want you to learn more about what they do—hint: it’s a lot more than just jot down numbers.
The Oswego and Onondaga County Search and Rescue (SAR) Teams will hold an informational meeting in the Town of Clay (just north of Syracuse) Wednesday, Dec. 6, for prospective new members who are interested in joining a volunteer search and rescue team. The teams will offer a joint training academy in late winter and spring of 2024, where students will gain proficiency in “map and compass, global positioning systems (GPS), grid searches, [hu]man-tracking, wilderness survival, radio communications, search techniques, cold weather emergencies, crime scene preservation, the National Incident Management System (NIMS), and a variety of other topics.”
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