EMERGENCY RESPONDER AGENCIES
Lake County Search & Rescue
The Lake County Emergency Management office established a Search and Rescue team in 1988. The Search and Rescue Team was established to serve at the convenience of Lake County Board of Commissioners and the Lake County Emergency Management, to help ensure the protection of life and property. The team was conceived to provide additional and specialized support operations to emergency medical personnel, fire departments, and law enforcements agencies within Lake County.
The team’s primary purpose is to provide common and specialized skills in Extrication, Search & Rescue, and Water-ice rescue.
The primary team is composed of up to 20 members enhanced with supplemented divers. The team is built on an all volunteer based program that is open to both men and women over the age of 18. All participants must be in good physical condition, live within the Lake County boundaries, and complete a back ground investigation.
The team is required to conduct on-going training requirements. Training can be completed using available methods. Some of the training will come from in house trainers, on-line courses, and selected resident training. Training requires approval by the members and consideration by the governing body. Training will consist of, among others, Water Rescue and Recovery, Vehicle Extrication, Search Techniques, and Treatment of Medical Emergencies.
To provide assistance to other Agencies by fostering, coordinating, and maintaining essential and common emergency skills and equipment through a volunteer organization, so that others may live.
ANNUAL FUND RAISER: