Friday, June 17th, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 17, 2022 OSWEGO and ONONDAGA COUNTIES – Thirteen new recruits are now qualified to join the Oswego and Onondaga County volunteer search and rescue teams after complet...
Monday, April 18th, 2022
2022 SponsorshipWilderness Search and Rescue Team is looking for supporters for the coming year. Each dollar of your donation will go to our mission of searching for lost persons in NYS. Training and ...
Monday, October 11th, 2021
We would like to thank all the runners, sponsors and zombies that cameo out to the 2021 ROTD. For some pictures of the event go here - ROTD 2021
Saturday, July 24th, 2021
Yesterday members attended the summer NYS Federation Meeting in Oswego County.
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Friday, April 20th, 2018
The live scanner feed for Region 7 SAR Channels can be found via this link on Broadcastify. SCANNER LINKThe scanner feed monitors Search and Rescue and DEC Forest Ranger Channels. 153.890 - Onondaga County SAR Dispatch (Pompey)155.160 - NYS SAR Mutual Aid On Scene Frequency (VSAR16)153.995 - Oswego ...
Monday, April 9th, 2018
Wilderness Search and Rescue, Inc. (WSAR) is a volunteer organization located in Onondaga County. Formed in 1979, our mission is to assist conservation and law enforcement agencies in searches for lost persons in the forest and wilderness areas of New York State.
Thursday, March 8th, 2018
Can you help WSAR find a Home?WSAR is looking for land or building to call home. At present, we have equipment stored at various locations around northern Onondaga County.With your help, WSAR can find a place to house our equipment at one location.
Sunday, January 7th, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 29, 2017Application Deadline is Jan. 31 - Search and Rescue Team Will Offer Training Class in Spring 2018OSWEGO - The Oswego County Pioneer Search and Rescue team wil...
Monday, January 1st, 2018
Wilderness SAR Team is happy to announce the 2018 Executive Officers for 2018.Team Coordinator - Jason BalenoDeputy Coordinator - Jeff SikoraTreasurer - Stacey EmmonsSecretary - Ann SalvagniThey will all join appointed board members William Cifaratta and Renea Rokicki
This is a DRILL - The call came in Friday evening at 20:30. Wilderness SAR was dispatched to Highland Forest for a possible missing aircraft. On arrival SAR members broke up in groups and conducted Type 1 assignments in the rain and fog.
Monday, July 4th, 2016
This weekend WSAR was able to successfully track our Division Leaders while providing communications and FA support of the FLRC Finger Lakes Fifties. This allowed the command post to see who was closest to the check point in need of supplies or help.
Wednesday nights drill was a special presentation on heat related injuries. The guest speaker was past Crew Boss, past Paramedic Chris Dunham. Chris held the role of training officer while a member of WSAR along with his duties as a crew boss.
Sunday, June 12th, 2016
WSAR welcomes FIVE new members to the team after successfully completing the 2016 SAR Academy held by our friends at Oswego County Pioneer Search and Rescue. This past week, the new members took their classroom final exam and field exam and all did a superb job! These members completed roughly 125 h...
Friday, June 10th, 2016
2016 Run of the Dead Sponsorship Thanks to the Syracuse Sports Association we now have a great way you can get your name out to the public and help Wilderness SAR Team. This is the 5th year and we hope to be the best yet.
Sunday, January 10th, 2016
Congratulations to 2016 WSAR officers!Team Coordinator - Jason Baleno. Jason has been a member for 20 years. This is his second year as Team Coordinator. Coordinator - Jeff Sikora. Jeff has been a member for 23 years.
Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015
On December 18th at 23:08 WSAR was dispatched to assist NYSP in a missing persons case in the Town of Fabius. Oswego County SAR was started on our dispatch in addition to a request for the NYS Forest Rangers.
Wednesday, November 25th, 2015
The Oswego County Pioneer SAR Team will be holding a SAR Academy in 2016. Below is information from Oswego in regards to this class. If you are interested in joining Wilderness please touch base with us during the application process.Official Release can be downloaded HEREOswego County Search and Re...
Sunday, November 8th, 2015
Thanks to a donation from Lockheed Martin's Employee Federated Fund in Salina, NY, WSAR recently acquired two new Project Lifesaver receiver kits. The kits include a PLI-3000 receiver, yagi antenna, omni-directional magnetic mount antenna, headset, carrying case, transmitter and batteries.
Sunday, March 8th, 2015
This weekend SAR members refreshed their certifications in Wilderness First Aid. This is a 8 hour class that members must complete every 2 years. The original class was 16 hours. Team members are continually training in many aspects of basic EMS in addition of other skill sets for a SAR mission.
Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
Wilderness Search and Rescue Team is proud to announce Team Members Nancy Heath and Greg Tremont have successfully passed the Searcher I Certification from the NYS DEC Forest Rangers. They join the other 11 SAR members that have been certified.
Monday, June 30th, 2014
With the completion of Oswego SAR Academy 2014, WSAR is in the early stages of planning a SAR Academy 2015 in Q1/Q2 timeframe. If you are interested in attending the academy and joinging the team please email us contact information.
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
May 17th and 18th the Bear Bait Radio Club will be hosting a training class and test to get your FCC License. This training is free, however the exam will be $14.00. Anyone wishing to get there license should look at more information on the website at - Bear Bait Radio By Debra J. GroomApril 3, 1994.It’s Easter Sunday. People in Oswego County are getting ready to celebrate this holiest of days on the Christian calendar.It’s about 7:30 a.m.
Sunday, February 23rd, 2014
This is a great fundraiser for WSAR in conjunction with Syracuse Sports Association. Watch back for more details.
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