Peace River K9 Search And Rescue Association Inc

These Things We Do...So Others May Live.

aka PRSAR   |   Englewood, FL   |  www.prsar.org

Mission

Our mission is to save lives and bring closure to families who are missing loved ones. Over 1/2 a million people go missing each year in the U.S., and 1200 children a day! We assist local, state, military, federal and private agencies as well as families in the recovery of lost, missing and abducted persons in urban, wilderness, natural and man-made disasters, while proactively educating response agencies and the community about the capabilities of Search & Rescue. Through hard training and acquired expertise, Peace River K9 Search & Rescue strives to be a leader and preferred service provider to Law Enforcement and Emergency Management.

Ruling year info

2011

President

Mr. Michael James Hadsell

Main address

9326 Prospect Ave

Englewood, FL 34224 USA

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EIN

27-1584186

NTEE code info

Search and Rescue Services (M23)

Law Enforcement Agencies (Police Departments) (I60)

Family Services (P40)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

For many years the Volunteer Search & Rescue in the state of Florida has fallen short of the goals and performance levels in serving the needs of the people of Florida. Peace River Search & Rescue was founded to work towards an organization that truly can perform at a professional level in both Search AND Rescue. This team not only can supply top level search assets to locate our missing person quickly but also competent medical and technical rescue assets to package and bring the victim home safely.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

The AART Team

AART stands for Alzheimer Autistic Rapid Response Team. These volunteer SAR professionals are specifically trained to locate and assist with these special needs wanderers. They are trained in the strategies to recovery these loved ones quickly and safely. Their K9 Partners are trained to find and assist in the recovery. K9's must be specifically trained for this purpose since approaching and dealing with Autistic children can be challenging.

Population(s) Served
Adults

This is an experimental program exploring Drone Technologies and their application to Search & Rescue.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents

This is a specialty unit that is training for the quick recovery of drowned victims. The K9's are taught to search for human odor under the water and working from a boat. The team is also trained on the use of Side looking Sonar for identification of the human remains.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The purpose for a Mountain Bike Unit within PRSAR is to
take advantage of those opportunities where a bicycles unique ability would
enhance the search mission. The Mountain Bike team will assist and supports
official PRSAR callout missions where rapid deployment for search and rescue
services and initial medical assessments may be needed. The Mountain Bike team complements
SAR operations by providing Type 1 hasty patrol searches, area reconnaissance,
movable radio relay and rapid gear movement.

The Mountain Bike team is used when ground operations would
be improved due to size of geographic area, population density in urban
environments, and access may be restricted due to locked or blocked road
access. The PRSAR Mountain Bike certified team assists in Public education
programs when requested and gladly participates in appropriate fund raising
events.

The Mountain Bike teams receives training in
CPR, Human and K9 First Aid, NIMMS, ICS and are certified by the International
Police Mountain Bike Association when certifications are available

Population(s) Served
Seniors

Peoples scent is as unique to them as a fingerprint. The scent kit allows the recovery K9 to target the missing persons specific odor and search for recovery.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Mounted Search and Rescue units have several advantages over their Human and Canine counterparts. With a trained Searcher in the saddle, they have a distinct height advantage over the ground searcher when looking for the lost subject. Mounted units also move 4 times faster than humans and can stay out on patrol for long periods of time. They also serve as containment, man tracking from the saddle, radio relay, patrol units, logistical support, and scent detectors.

Peace River Search and Rescue maintains a large Mounted SAR unit in the State of Florida for assisting search efforts. All teams meet ASTM standards F2794, pass a rigorous Horse Rider Evaluation, and train on a regular basis.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Peace River K9 Search & Rescue Association, Inc. is striving to be a force multiplier for the Federal Government, ARMY CID, Law Enforcement, Private Agencies and families in the recovery of lost and missing persons. We strive to perfect our services so the missing are recovered quickly and safely.

Peace River K9 Search & Rescue works with the Nations top trainers to be a leading service provider. Last year we were able to raise the funds for a Command Trailer, Radios, Technical Rope Rescue and this year PRSAR will be increasing its training opportunities.

As of Today, PRSAR has added a command staff, a Mounted Horse team, a Water Recovery Team and a Motorizes JEEP/UTV/ATV unit. As of 2017, PRSAR will have one of the largest and most capable private search teams in the great state of Florida.

To date, PRSAR has acquired a command trailer and obtained high quality radios. This has been a tremendous help in keeping the search organized,safe and productive. The JEEP, Bike and Mounted Horse units are operational making it possible to work large areas quickly. The RPV/Drone project was able to get its Section 107 status from the FAA so now our RPV/drones can fly legally and responsibly.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Peace River K9 Search And Rescue Association Inc

Board of directors
as of 10/26/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Michael Hadsell

Community Volunteer

Term: 2019 - 2022


Board co-chair

Ms Julie Starbuck

PRSAR

Term: 2015 - 2022

Michael Hadsell

President

Julie Starbuck

Vice President

Debbie Maki

Treasurer

Jennifer Thompson

Secretary

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/26/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Disability

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