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  NYSAR's brand new Mobile Command Trailer, July 2004

  BRIEFING THE SEARCHERS: Joey N., NYSAR Chief and IC, gives a briefing to the searchers at Alley Pond Park in Queens, NY.  In the background facing the camera is NYC Parks Dept Search and Rescue team coordinator Berney Maldonado. Saturday 09 November 2002, practice search.           TAKING NOTES: New Jersey Search & Rescue team members (in orange) take judicious notes during the briefing.  Saturday 09 November 2002, practice search.           MORE NOTES: Searchers from NYC Parks Dept, New Jersey SAR, Civil Air Patrol and NYC Police Department K9 listen to briefing.  There were 3 operational K9's plus one in training (far left).  Saturday 09 November 2002, practice search.
  NYSAR K9 training.  March 2003.           K9 Lara from New Jersey SAR.  March 2003.           NYSAR Response truck & trailer set up with commo gear at the PA SAREX. May 2003.
  NYSAR was sponsored at the New York State Fire Chief's Convention in Syracuse, NY, and we shared space with the New York State Volunteer Ambulance & Rescue Association to inform attendees of our organizations. June 13, 2003           NYSAR's newest member, Kaitlyn, wearing her first (and our smallest) uniform. March 2003.           Closeup of the booth signs at the New York State Fire Chief's Convention.  Syracuse, NY, June 13, 2003.
  NY Adventure Racing Assoc 'Longest Day' event in Harriman State Park. June 28, 2003. Competitors in orienteering portion.           NY Adventure Racing Assoc 'Longest Day' event in Harriman State Park. June 28, 2003. Competitors in kayaking portion.           NY Adventure Racing Assoc 'Longest Day' event in Harriman State Park. June 28, 2003. Competitors in swimming portion.
  NYSAR at NY Adventure Racing Assoc 'Longest Day' event in Harriman State Park. June 28, 2003.           Palisades, NJ search for lost hiker. NYSAR member John P. preparing to be lowered over the edge of 300 foot cliff. 10-28-2003           NY & NJ SAR at NY Adventure Racing Assoc 'Longest Day' event in Harriman State Park. June 28, 2003.
  Palisades, NJ search for lost hiker. Member searching over edge of 300 foot cliff. 10-28-2003           Palisades, NJ search for lost hiker. Member searching over edge of 300 foot cliff. 10-28-2003           Palisades, NJ search for lost hiker. Member searching over edge of 300 foot cliff. 10-28-2003
  NYSAR basic rope rescue training at Camp Smith, NY. 03-28-2004           NYSAR team member Bob B. on rappel. 03-28-2004           Rescuers practicing prussik techniques for self rescue. 03-28-2004
  NYSAR basic water rescue training in the Hudson River off pier 63 in Manhattan, NY. Team member Tom C. prepared to enter the water. 05-22-2004           NYSAR basic water rescue training in the Hudson River off pier 63 in Manhattan, NY. 'Victim' team member Tom C. ready to be hauled in while Joe P. watches from the bow. 05-22-2004           NYSAR basic water rescue training in the Hudson River off pier 63 in Manhattan, NY. Tom C. swimming out to the 'victim' while two NYFD rescue instructors look on from left. 05-22-2004
  NYSAR basic water rescue training in the Hudson River off pier 63 in Manhattan, NY. Joe P. standing with Tom C. in water on left. 05-22-2004           K9 Bravous happily sits for his photo. 07-04-2004           Our 28 foot Mobile Command Trailer deployed to the Tri State Search and Rescue Conference, Belleayre Mountain Ski Resort, Catskills, NY. September 2004

  Orientation to Cave Rescue (OCR) class at Leigh Cave in Clinton, NJ.  Cindy R. after crawling through the 24 inch wide entrance tube.  05-01-2005           NYSAR members, along with NJ SAR Council members, assisted in teaching the NJ State Police, and other agencies, about search and rescue.  09-26-2003 in Lakehurst, NJ.           Orientation to Cave Rescue (OCR) class at Leigh Cave in Clinton, NJ. Ray O. stops for a quick photo.  05-01-2005

            A handful of NYSAR members stop for a photo during a rescue drill along Breakneck Ridge, NY.  07-09-2005          


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