Search and Rescue Orientation

March 10, 2016

           Discover the thrill of saving someone’s life. Well, it may not always be that dramatic but you can certainly make a difference. If you love the outdoors and want to make a difference in your community, join the Champaign County Search and Rescue (SAR) team. An informational meeting will be held Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 6:00 pm at the Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System (ILEAS) Training Center, 1701 E. Main St, Urbana. You must be at least 18 years old and able to pass a background check, but do not need to live in Champaign County.
            Searchers are called to find missing persons, often elderly people with dementia or children. Trained searchers are two to four times more likely to locate a missing subject than someone without training. The team has monthly instructional meetings discussing everything from how to use maps and compasses to the behavior different types of subjects display when they are lost. There are regular outdoor exercises to hone search skills and to practice the management of a scene.
            Discover the exciting world of Search and Rescue and how you can fit in. If you have questions call 217-384-3826 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..    



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