18 Certified As Level Two Search And Rescue Techs

March 12, 2012

Eighteen area residents have received their certification as Level Two Search and Rescue Technicians (SARTECH II).

The certification included a written exam along with extensive field examinations in land navigation, man tracking, search techniques and rescue ropes/knots.

The 18 are members of various search and rescue groups in the Northwest Florida area, including Escambia Search and Rescue, Gulf Coast Search and Rescue and Klass Kids. This marks the highest number of SARTECH II certifications in the history of search and rescue in the area.

The new SARTECH II certificated individuals are:

  • Barbara Blades
  • Tina Blake
  • Reginald Bruster
  • Michelle Caputo
  • Jakob Connor
  • Glenn Cox
  • Adrienne Dahlberg
  • Don Esty
  • Stacy Hayden
  • David Hill
  • Michael Lady
  • Zachary Litgen
  • Donna Mason-Smith
  • Alexandra McLaughlin
  • Thomas Provo
  • Elesebeth Rodgers
  • Jarred Snyder
  • Kevin Winingar

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3 Responses to “18 Certified As Level Two Search And Rescue Techs”

  1. Jessica Ward on March 16th, 2012 1:10 am


  2. Sandra on March 12th, 2012 12:29 pm

    Way to go all of you. These volunteers give countless hours to their community through training sessions, meetings, missions and various seminars geared to keep them up to date with the latest skills needed for SAR work. There were also a few K-9s and their handlers who were nationally certified this weekend. Good job everyone!

  3. Terri Sanders on March 12th, 2012 11:30 am

    Way to go Kevin.I am so proud of you wanting to make a commitment to give to your community!

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