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FOOTHILLS NEWS



 

NEWS RELEASE                                                                                                                 

South Carolina Foothills Search & Rescue, Inc.

PO Box 977

Simpsonville, SC 29681

 

Contact: Cheri Milan, President

Email: info@foothillssar.org

Phone: (864) 608-1602

For release: Immediate

 

Local Search & Rescue Group Receives Grant from Community Foundation of Greenville

 

GREENVILLE, SC – (June 4) – Community Foundation of Greenville awarded the 2012 Community Enrichment Grant to South Carolina Foothills Search & Rescue, Inc. in the amount of $5,723 on May 30.

 

Foothills will use the grant money for a printer for their command trailer, personal floatation devices for dogs and handlers to aid in water searches, a communication radio for the team’s all-terrain vehicle and gear bags for handlers.  

 

“The Foothills K-9 teams depend solely upon contributions and grants for financial support. Community Foundation of Greenville’s generosity in approving our grant request will help make SC Foothills Search & Rescue, Inc. K-9 teams even more ready when the call for help arises,” said President of Foothills, Cheri Milan.

 

SC Foothills Search & Rescue, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation made up of unpaid professionals dedicated to providing the public with trained K-9 search and rescue teams. SC Foothills Search & Rescue, Inc. is located in upstate South Carolina and can travel the region to lend their services.

 

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Firehouse Subs Foundation Grant

Firehouse Subs Foundation grants Foothills Search & Rescue an AED!! What a warm welcome we received from all the Firehouse folks at the dedication event!

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December 12, 2011

Foothills members attended the 2011 Hollingsworth Funds Grant Announcement, where the team received a generous gift to acquire equipment used in locating and rescuing lost and missing persons in Greenville County. Dave Milan, Cheri Milan, Belinda Martin and Brent Parker accepted the grant on behalf of the entire team.

COMMAND TRAILER

 

Finally! Our command trailer is on the road!



We still need to do some cosmetic work and purchase additional equipment, but the command trailer is operational! We now have our mapping equipment, radios, medical and search supplies all "under roof" where K-9 handlers can shelter themselves from the weather after searching.

Thanks to all the volunteers and team members who worked hard to get this done. And especially THANK YOU to the individuals and businesses who helped fund the trailer...we've printed your names and corporate logos on the front of the trailer to let everyone know we appreciate your support.



AWARENESS & OPERATIONS

 

October, 2010 -- MORE WILDERNESS WEEKEND GRADUATES!

Team members traveled to Sweetwater Creek State Park in Douglasville, GA to test and certify in Wilderness Awareness & Operations, an award winning program instructed by Tracy Sargent.

The weekend class emcompasses general rules of SAR, what equipment is considered a “must” on a search, how to use a map and compass, basic first aid skills, environmental dangers, how SAR dog teams are utilized during searches, lost person behavior, interviewing, mantracking, clue orientation, physical fitness requirements, interfacing resources and search tactics, radio communications, helicopter considerations and legal issues. This training is intense, encompassing 10-12 miles of actual field work, including night operations and real world search missions.

Here are some great photos of Foothills members at this month's and previous Wilderness seminars....

 

 

 

  


 


MORE CERTIFICATIONS

 

May 11, 2009

Four Foothills members received Bloodborne Pathogens certificates this past weekend. The class was given by Greenville County EMS at Greenville County Square. This certificate will enable these members to continue his/her First Responder education through ambulance rides. In addition to the class, we were given a tour through the EMS facility, including the dispatch area and ambulances.

    


FIRST RESPONDERS!

 

                                    February 24, 2009

 

Contact: Cheri Milan

                                                                                                Email: info@foothillssar.org

Phone: (864) 608-1602

                                                                       

For Immediate Release:

 

 

(GREENVILLE, SC): Ten members of South Carolina Foothills Search & Rescue, Inc. were certified as Emergency Medical First Responders Saturday. The American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) First Responder class was provided by the Anderson County Emergency Services Division.  This was a cooperative effort of both agencies and was provided at no cost to Foothills Search and Rescue or Anderson County.

 

The First Responder certification is nationally recognized and is based on the National Department of Transportation (DOT) standards. It is recognized in all 50 states.

 

Certifications obtained Saturday will be valid for two years. Team members will maintain their certifications through continuing education and will complete a 12-15 hour recertification class in 2011.

 

SC Foothills Search & Rescue, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation made up of unpaid professionals dedicated to providing the public with trained K-9 search and rescue teams. SC Foothills Search & Rescue, Inc. is located in upstate South Carolina and can travel the region to lend their services.

 

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