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Feb. 10, 2017


Oswego County Pioneer Search and Rescue Team Receives Recognition

The Oswego County Legislature's Public Safety Committee presents a certificate of appreciation to the Oswego County Pioneer Search and Rescue (SAR) Team. The group was recognized for its 45 years of service to the community. Formed by local citizens in 1971, the team was the first of its kind in New York State. It is made up of trained and professional volunteers who stand at the ready to assist emergency service organizations with missing person searches. Local author Jim Farfaglia presents the group's fascinating history in his new book, "Pioneers: The Story of Oswego County's Search and Rescue Team." Pictured from left are James Karasek, District 22; David M. Holst, District 4; Milferd Potter, District 2; Committee Chairman James Weatherup, District 9; SAR Director Aaron Albrecht; Committee Vice Chairwoman Margaret Kastler, District 1; Richard Kline, District 12; Patti Ruffos, co-director of SAR; Erica Schreiner, SAR member; Steve Ives, founding member of SAR; and Brian Vaughn, SAR member. The group received a standing ovation from the Legislature.


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