#GivingTuesday 2018


MCSAR primarily searches for missing, lost or endangered persons so our programs are developed in order to respond to almost any possible situation; from the elderly individual who has dementia and wandered away from home to the missing kayaker or the family that is trapped in their house after a hurricane or flash flood. We strive to support our local community and work with our fellow Law Enforcement, Fire and EMS agencies to ensure the best possible outcome of any situation. 

Through GivingTuesday we hope to raise awareness for our organization and be able to provide more training for our K9’s and handlers.#GivingTuesday2018









Special Thank You:


Manatee County Search and Rescue is always looking to the future on ways to better prepare and provide services to the citizens we serve. Last month Captain Dvorack replied to a Facebook post from ElecoTek in regards to a free Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) giveaway. MCSAR has been able to provide Basic Life Support services but has been lacking in having an AED available. With statistics from the American Heart Association showing that for every minute someone in cardiac arrest goes without defibrillation their chance of survival drops by 7-10%, we have been looking at ways to incorporate an AED into our medical equipment.

As of this morning we are happy to announce that ElecoTek has chosen MCSAR as the recipient of a Lifepak AED. This Lifepak will be brought to calls for service as well as event standbys that MCSAR participates in throughout the area. It will be another great tool for our EMTs and members to have in our toolbox. Thank you once again to ElecoTek for choosing MCSAR for this great donation. If you, your department or organization, or anyone you know needs medical supplies please check out ElecoTek and see if this great company can help you out!













Meet the NEWEST addition to our team,

 The Light Military Transport Vehicle (LMTV)!

The LMTV is an 18,000lb deep water, all wheel drive vehicle. We are able to assist in evacuating members of the community who have been stranded after a flood or in a remote area.  Check out the video below to learn more. 











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Introducing "Project Lifesaver"!
4/6/2014  1917hrs
Project Lifesaver is an innovative and rapidly growing program aiding the victims and families suffering Alzheimer's Disease and related disorders such as Down's Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Project Lifesaver uses state-of-the-art technology employing wristband transmitters to locate wandering and lost adults and children. Over 5,000,000 people in the USA have Alzheimer's. That number will triple by 2050. Well over 50% of these people wander and become lost. A lost person with Alzheimer's or other dementia represents a critical emergency as nearly half of them will die and many can become injured or fall victim to predators if they are not located within 24 hours. The number of people, families and communities experiencing this risk will grow dramatically in this decade. If you are not yet touched in some way by Alzheimer's or related disease, chances are you will be within the next several years. You will find it among neighbors, your friends, co-workers and their families, and perhaps within your own family.