RAT-SAR ended 2021 with a total of 35 calls for assistance ranging from searches to rescues and recoveries. RAT-SAR’s regional search and rescue team continues to grow. In 2021 RAT-SAR supported AHJs in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virginia. Currently, RAT-SAR has 47 members with most trained at the NASAR SARTECH II level or higher.
In 2022 RAT-SAR will be begin training the Polk County (Georgia) Sheriff’s Office search and rescue team, as well as a couple of other startup teams that have requested assistance in forming a new team, as well as having a mutual aid agreement with RAT-SAR.
As always, RAT-SAR appreciates any and all public support. As a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, donations are tax deductible with 100% of all donations going to RAT-SAR for operational expenses. All RAT-SAR members, including the Executive Board, are un-paid volunteers. RAT-SAR does not charge for any search and rescue services – this includes not charging for travel expenses and lodging to other states.