[MSAR] Civil Air Patrol and (horse) mounted search and rescue
allendana1 at sbcglobal.net
Fri Jul 6 13:22:54 EDT 2007
Una, thanks so much for the mention. I have much support from not only my commander, but the local Johnson County emergency manager and parks and recreation departments. CAP can offer assistance for anything from ground team, air search or MSAR and can be requested by the emergency manager or law enforcement. Call CAP National Operations Center @1-888-211-1812 or the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center @ 1-800-851-3051 for the nearest CAP squadron with the requested capabilities. CAP is staffed by volunteers, but there is a reasonable fee for fuel that would be determined to be covered by Federal or State funds on a mission.
All of our training (NIMS, Emergency Services, First Aid, Critical Incident Stress, to name a few) is basically free and provided through CAP. Our annual membership fee covers most training and insurance through the Air Force.
Also, you should list Al Hale of the Jackson County Sherriff's Posse. They are in based in the Lees Summit area and have invited us to ride with them. I attended some radio training and need to get a trailer to join them. Do you have Al's email: santafearabians, I believe? 1st Lt. Dana Snyder RN, CAP, New Century Composite Squadron, Gardner, KS
MSAR <msar at ibiblio.org> wrote:
I received a query off list about MSAR in the US Civil Air Patrol. In
reply, I wrote the following summary. It may be of use to others here.
In South Dakota, the CAP Philip Composite Squadron has a mounted patrol
and their website is up today: http://www.angelfire.com/sd2/philip/ .
Edward M. Vazquez EVazquez at elcbalt.uscg.mil formed a CAP MSAR in Maryland
under Bowie Composite Squadron.
An old CAP newsletter mentions another CAP MSAR forming in Maryland. Ed,
or Tomi Finkle TFinkle at erols.com with TROTSAR, may know the status of that.
Jim Green muleequestrian at yahoo.com started one in North Carolina a few
years ago, but I think it collapsed. Jim has since moved to Maine.
The one in Oklahoma City got written up in a CAP magazine, but it too
collapsed. A founding leader was Mike Dillard veritas.md at sbcglobal.net.
Dana Snyder is trying to organize a CAP MSAR
unit in Kansas.
Norma Newton newtonrn at huxcomm.net is trying to organize a CAP MSAR unit
Members of a CAP squadron in Sheridan Wyoming have some interest in an
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