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Sun. Sep 25th 2016
Wilderness SAR Holds Fall COMFED 2016 at Highland Forest

This is a DRILL - The call came in Friday evening at 20:30. Wilderness SAR was dispatched to Highland Forest for a possi...

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Mon. Jul 4th 2016

This weekend WSAR was able to successfully track our Division Leaders while providing communications and FA support of the FL...

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Mon. Jun 27th 2016
Special speaker at drill is past WSAR member

Wednesday nights drill was a special presentation on heat related injuries. The guest speaker was past Crew Boss, past Parame...

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Missing Hunter Found Safe
Sat. Nov 23rd 2013

At 1734 WSAR was dispatched along with Bridgeport and South Bay Fire for a missing hunter in Cicero Swamp. Staging was the Bridgeport Rod and gun Club on Bull St. The request was made by law enforcement on scene. 911 Dispatchers were able to the subject on his cell phone however he was unsure of his location. The phone plotted about 300 yard out from the open fields at the range. Prior to arrival NYSP K9 Mandin and Handler Trooper Bender along with Trooper Sheabat set off to locate the subject. Mutual Aid request was made for Oswego County SAR and NYS Forest Rangers (per policy). Just prior to arrival SAR officers were told the subject was located by NYSP and would be heading out. SARC1, SARC2 arrived at the same time. SARC1 headed into the CP to get information. All other SAR members onsite that were not cancelled did required paperwork. The missing hunter was guided out of the woods and into an awaiting ambulance to warm up. SAR members cleared the scene while SAR officers got information from the subject for our reporting. NYS Forest Ranger Mc Phearson arrived and information was give to him. All SAR units were clear and in service by 19:00.



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