Response Capabilities

sar response to incidents

Manatee County Search and Rescue responds to a variety of calls throughout Manatee County and the surrounding area through Mutual Aid. These calls include but are not limited to, lost, missing or stranded persons/hikers and marine rescue of vessels in distress or overdue boaters and kayakers. Along with our normal functions, MCSAR has also assisted other counties in post disaster relief. MCSAR has unique equipment to assist with the successful outcome of these missions and is dedication to sending the most skilled professionals.

Sar instructors and EVALUATors

Through the National Association for Search and Rescue we have Instructors and Evaluator for the Fundamentals (SAR-TECH-III) and Intermediate (SAR-TECH-II) levels of Search and Rescue. SAR TECH II is recommended for any person who functions on SAR missions as field searchers.

Stewart and Stevenson (LMTV)

Light Military Tactical Vehicle

This vehicle is capable of transporting stranded individuals out of hard to reach areas. Whether the victim is in the woods or stranded in a flood, this vehicle can be used to get to them.

Inmar 20ft RHIB

Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat

This versatile vessel is able to run up the Manatee River or out in the gulf. This Inmar is powered by a 115hp Suzuki motor to get us to our calls quickly. Due to the design of the boat, it is rated for 10 persons or 3,000lbs. With the shallow draft, it makes getting closer to the victim possible.