About Us

The Objectives of the Federation

  • To make available to any official agency, trained teams of trained resources that can assist in search and rescue operations.
  • To encourage and assist in the formation and training of new search and rescue teams in New York State.
  • To promote the exchange and dissemination of information and expertise among teams in the state.
  • To promote uniformity of search procedures.
  • To carry out programs and projects that are of mutual interest and will advance the objectives of the Federation.
  • To cooperate with other search and rescue organizations and with other rescue disciplines, and to represent the member organization at the local, regional, state, national, and international levels.

 

Federation Officers

 
PRIMARY OFFICERS
 
 CHAIRMAN
 
Rick Shilling


914.826.0045 (C)
914.979.2080 (W)
chairman@nysfedsar.org  
VICE-CHAIRMAN
 
John Bulmer


518.588.7824 (C)

vicechairman@nysfedsar.org  
 
 TREASURER

Jim Schaad
40 North Street
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
518.884.2602 (C)
treasurer@nysfedsar.org 
SECRETARY

Chris Mcallister


585.329.5045 (C)
secretary@nysfedsar.org 
 
 
ADVISORY BOARD
 
  K9 Coordinator         

Kathryn Bamford
Victor, NY
585-704-0859 (C)
EMail: k9coordinator@nysfedsar.org
 Assistant K9 Coordinator

 
Sue Lavoie

(973) 919-6713 (C)
EMail: sblavoie@gmail.com
 
 Logistics                               

 Currently open position 
Communications

Eric Svalland
Boonville, NY
(315) 571-5034 (C)
EMail:communications@nysfedsar.org
 
           

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