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Sun. Jan 10th 2016
Announcement of 2016 Officers

Congratulations to 2016 WSAR officers!Team Coordinator - Jason Baleno. Jason has been a member for 20 years. This is his seco...

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Tue. Dec 22nd 2015
Mission 121815

On December 18th at 23:08 WSAR was dispatched to assist NYSP in a missing persons case in the Town of Fabius. Oswego County S...

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Wed. Nov 25th 2015
SAR Academy 2016

The Oswego County Pioneer SAR Team will be holding a SAR Academy in 2016. Below is information from Oswego in regards to this...

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Night is approaching........

and the temperature is dropping quickly. Alone in the woods, you have somehow become separated from your camping party. You've spent hours trying to find your way you are surely lost, as well as cold, tired, hungry and frightened. You sit beneath a large tree, gathering leaves, dirt and brush around you trying to keep warm. Your thirst is overwhelming. you wonder if you will live until morning. Darkness falls. Then without warning, you see a flicker of light, hear the crashing of branches and are suddenly descended upon by a large dog wearing an orange vest bearing the word "RESCUE" Her handler is not far behind bringing food, water, first aid and your survival.

Congratulations to the 2016 WSAR officers.


As we review our end-of-year reports and look back on all that we've accomplished in 2015, we would like to take a minute to THANK all of our team members, family, friends and supporters for a great year. Enjoy the Holiday season and we wish you a prosperous 2016!




Oswego NY

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THANK YOU to all who supported the 4th annual Run Of The Dead on October 10th, 2015 at The Syracuse Sports Park in Liverpool, New York.

This event could not of been possible without the support of many organizations and people. 




New Equipment


WSAR has put in service our new Mobile Communications Unit - MCU-4. 

Thank you to all who helped fund this equipment and get it in service. 

Help WSAR while doing your spring shopping at AMAZON !

Click here to shop and support SAR

This year Wilderness Search and Rescue celebrates 35 years of service to the communities in NYS. Members have been training and learning how to better manage and execute search incidents since our inception. We want to thank not on the NYS Forest Ranger, NYS Troopers, County and Local Law Enforcement, Local Fire Service, but also the communities we serve for supporting our efforts. Without your generous support we could not keep doing this in the level needed to effectively manage and execute a search incident. Thank you.


Team Member Supporting Our Member


SAR Units Train at Highland Forest

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 Wilderness Search and Rescue Team is a member of NYS Federation SAR Teams














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Syracuse, NY 13220
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