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The MSAR Search Pack

MSAR members must acquire gear to be qualified to respond to searches; a “24 hour pack” or emergency response pack. All team members are required to carry the same set of items, so we always know what our resources are. … Continue reading

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Ten Essentials

Ten Essentials There are many 10 essential lists. Each outdoor company, outdoor group, camp, etc. has developed their own version. If you are unsure, do research into your desired activity and create a reasonable list of items you should bring … Continue reading

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What is it like to go on a SAR mission?

To pick up where we left off… MSAR members are alerted to an emergency, arrive on scene and sign in. At the search base, which may be in a field, at a fire department, or even in the front yard … Continue reading

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How does Maryland Search and Rescue respond to SARs?

This is how a “typical” SAR starts: 1. Predictably when people go missing, no one is really worried until it is dark out. Once you add the element of darkness to factors such as: · failing to come home as … Continue reading

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What to expect at your first meeting?

Maryland Search and Rescue meets in the fellowship hall (Boxed in red) of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church 12430 Scaggsville Rd, Highland, MD 20777. There are two ways into the Fellowship hall (circled in yellow) Go though the double wooden … Continue reading

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Documentation!

Welcome to Maryland Search and Rescue’s first blog entry. As I started my day today, I looked over SAR related Tweets and came across a few from @SARInnovations. While I am not familiar with the company (yet), they are a local Maryland … Continue reading

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