George McNeil is the commander of the Carson City Sheriff's Department's Search and Rescue team. The organization is made up of volunteers and is an invaluable resource for the Carson City Sheriff's Department, said Sheriff Kenny Furlong.
What is the Carson City Sheriff's Search and Rescue?
Community volunteers who donate time, equipment and knowledge for the purpose of helping others.
What does the group do?
The rescue team has been called out to search for missing people, locate downed aircraft, secure accident/crime scenes, assist neighboring agencies and effect traffic/crowd control.
What training is involved in becoming a member?
Members participate in annual first-aid and CPR certification, land navigation training, aerial search tactics, ATV training, man-tracking, SAR Tech certification and radio communications. New recruits will also be trained in tracking and search procedures, swift water rescue, high angle rescue and outdoor survival.
What community events does CCSOSAR participate in?
In addition to standard search and rescue operations, members assist law enforcement in combing crime scenes for critical evidence, crowd and traffic control during large public events such as Nevada Day, Taste of Downtown, National Night Out, Cops & Kids, Halloween at the Governor's Mansion and Safe Grad for Carson High.
How often does CCSOSAR meet?
CCSOSAR meets twice a month for general meetings and once a month for field training.
How is it funded?
The group is primarily a self-funded group that operates on public contributions and an annual fundraiser.
How can people get involved with CCSOSAR?
Application packets can be obtained from the front desk of the Sheriff's Office or by written request sent to the address below.
What are the criteria for applicants?
They must be at least 21 years old, be in good physical shape, and live within 30 minutes drive time of Carson City.
Where can donations be sent?
Donations can be sent to help fund Carson City's Search and Rescue team to the Carson City Sheriff's Department, 901 E. Musser St., Carson City, 89701-3706; Attn: Search and Rescue.