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You can die in as little as
You can die in as little as THREE hours from loss of body heat. SHELTER.
You can die in as little as THREE days without WATER.
You can die in as little as THREE weeks without FOOD.
How Soon should I report a missing person?
persons immediately to your local law enforcement agency. Each hour
that passes puts the lost subject at a greater risk. Its easier to
call off a search than to gain lost time. Also keep in mind that
family and friends searching for the lost subject before you report
the missing person may damage important evidence that law enforcement
uses to find your loved one. Ask law enforcement if they want you to
begin the initial search. We all have the same goal
Other Area Teams
Volunteering Our Services So That Others May Live......
Vermilion County Search and Rescue is committed to the goal of providing prompt, professional assistance to locate missing persons of all ages who become disoriented, find themselves in an unfamiliar environment, and/or are unable to make their way back to familiar surroundings.
VC-SAR is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to Law Enforcement Agencies, Department of Natural Resources, Park Districts, as well as other Search and Rescue Teams.
When you are faced with a SAR case, your primary need will be for SAR trained resources. Vermilion County Search and Rescue can provide you with:
VC-SAR is a
division of the Danville/Vermilion County Emergency
Management Agency and is on call 24 hours a day. VCSAR
can be activated for immediate deployment at any time
during a search.
The following information is helpful in determining the unit's response to a request:
About Vermilion County Search and Rescue......
VC-SAR is a division of the Danville/Vermilion County Emergency Management Agency. We provide primary Search and Rescue capabilities to Vermilion County, as well as back up support for the entire state. VC-SAR is an all-volunteer unit that assists requesting Law Enforcement Agencies, Department of Natural Resources, Park Districts and other Search and Rescue Teams in locating missing persons. VC-SAR offers its services at no cost to the requesting agency.
VCSAR members are trained to locate, access, stabilize and transport a lost or missing person in a safe and efficient manner
Members are trained in Incident Command, land navigation, and search management, techniques and tactics, man tracking, clue awareness and hazardous terrain safety. The National Association for Search and Rescue training standards are the norm for all training in Vermilion County.
Volunteering for a search and rescue unit can be a rewarding experience, but it demands hard work, dedication, and a long-term commitment.
No experience is required, but a volunteer should be physically fit enjoy working outdoors and get along with a variety of people.
Membership is open to any resident or non-resident, 18 years of age or older, of Vermilion County, Illinois and all surrounding areas of Vermilion County, Illinois.
Any eligible citizen interested in joining this organization must make application to the VC-SAR membership. To make application, the following procedure must be followed without exception.
1. The interested individual must be an active volunteer with the Danville/Vermilion County Emergency Management Agency.
2. Must complete an application, which has been approved by the VC-SAR membership. Applications are available at all times in the main office of the Danville/Vermilion County Emergency Management Agency.
Here are some recommended books and publications for those interested in learning more about Search and Rescue
Last Update 09/14/2004
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