Search & Rescue Team Members on Twitter: Follow These Good Folks
Search & Rescue In 140 Characters Or Less
Are you involved with SAR yourself? Or just interested in following people who are?
I'm putting together a list of Search & Rescue professionals -- volunteer and paid; individuals, teams and organizations -- on Twitter, along with their latest tweets.
So if you're with a Search & Rescue team or represent a SAR organization on Twitter but aren't already on my list, please add your Twitter name in the guestbook below, along with anything you'd like in your bio, so I can feature you here.
Current Count: 31 SAR Tweeters and 1 Twibe
Ben Crafton from Hernando, Mississippi
Ben is a Mack Master Technician, and Desoto County Search and Rescue volunteer.
Candice Hesson from Mesa, Arizona
Candice is a very experienced member of the Superstition Search & Rescue team and an SAR instructor too. She even rappels out of helicopters! Candice says she loves arid lands and is an "ardent conservative."
Jim from Prescott Valley, Arizona
Jim is "just livin' and workin'," but he's also a member of the Yavapai County Search & Rescue team.
Dustin Shetler from Clarkdale, Mississippi
Dustin runs Shetler Excavating. He's also a volunteer firefighter and SAR member.
Jason Shirron from Washington State
Jason is an EMT, a Ham radio operator, and an obsessive reader. He assists with Search & Rescue missions and communications.
Ian Turner from the UK
Ian is a Tunnelling Engineer, a Rescue Engineer, aCocoa Engineer and likes cooking too.
Shane from the California/Nevada border
Shane is a dog- and cat-lover, a mountaineer, SAR volunteer, and developer. He runs a notification service "for search and rescue units, public safety teams, large facilities, schools and universities, medical staff and everyone else that needs to get sensitive information to critical people FAST… wherever they are."
Visit Shane's website at Txtpedited.com.
U.S. Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol / Search & Rescue
"TeamCAP is the first Unofficial Online Civil Air Patrol Gaming Network with clans, gamers, pro teams, tournaments and lots more."
Visit their website at TeamCAP.org.
From their website: "Membership in the Civil Air Patrol is not required to join, participate or connect on TeamCAP. We are not supported, nor endorsed by National Civil Air Patrol Headquarters .... Not only will Gamers be able to play soldier online, but they will have the opportunity to Join the real Civil Air Patrol and participate in actual Search & Rescue missions, Aviation/Flight activities, Mission Support, National Schools, Encampments & much more."
Steve David from Christchurch, New Zealand
Steve is involved with Ground/Wildnerness SAR doing communications and IT work, and is a response team member of USAR. His Twitter bio also includes amateur radio, emergency management, Red Cross, the NZ Computer Society, and Scouting. "Zl2ucx" is Steve's amateur radio call sign.
Visit his website at www.zl2ucx.gen.nz.
DK Bothe from Oregon
K9 SAR in Pacific NW, R.N., wife, cancer survivor
Brian Thomas from Tilamook, Oregon
Brian is a Search and Rescue volunteer who owns the website OregonCoastOutdoor.com,selling outdoor and sports gear.
Meet SARAID UK
A SAR Tech who loves sharing tips about outdoor survival, Search and Rescue, and preventing people from becoming lost or missing.
Meet SARDA Wales
The Search And Rescue Dog Association of Wales looks for "people missing in mountain and open areas with the help of MR teams, Coastguard and the Police."
From Sparta, New Jersey
Bryan Twitter bio: "By day, student of social media and emergency management. By night (and weekends on request) Mountain Rescue Technician, and Marketing Chair for the MRA." (MRA stands for Mountain Rescue Association, which is an organization of teams "dedicated to saving lives through rescue and mountain safety education.")
Craig is the the Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator. FEMA works "to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards."
From Colombus, Ohio
A blog about Search and Rescue, Volunteer Management, Navigation, Wilderness Survival and more.
From Squamish, British Columbia
Search and Rescue member and software developer
Not A Search & Rescue Volunteer ... Yet?
If you're interested in knowing more about Search and Rescue and how you can get involved, visit this page to find out more:
Are you intrigued by stories about wilderness rescues and searches for missing hikers or mountain climbers? If so, perhaps becoming a Search and Rescue volunteer might be for you.
Are You Involved With Search & Rescue? And on Twitter too?
If you are but aren't included here, please let me know in the comments section below. Make sure to include your Twitter name so I can find you.
Any other comments or questions are also welcome.
© 2009 Deb Kingsbury