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Long Island Search and Rescue

                                 "These things we do ...

                                              that others may live"

Our Members

Chris Padden

Team Leader

Click below for more on Chris

Chris's Bio

Heidi Hajek

Team Manager

Click below for more on Heidi

Heidi's Bio

Carla Soevyn

Team Manager

Click below for more on Carla

Carla's Bio

Gwendalen Siemers

Secretary

Edmund Hajek

Assistant Team Manager

Chris McCann

Logistics

Terese

Brenda

Frank Lossmann

Samantha Kreamer

Youth Member

Nancy Hoff

Affiliate Member

Michael Cohen

David Lewis

Affiliate Member

Will Mazzoli

Team Leader

Kodiak is NASAR Canine Sar tech II

Air Scenting

Chris currently holds a Masters Certificate in Emergency Management, and a Master's in Homeland Security (Check out Chris at LIU) He will be working towards his doctorates starting the spring of 2012.(Video profile of Chris) Chris also is a certified secondary Social Studies teacher and has 19+ years of K9 training/handler experience in a wide range of K9 scent detection work. Chris is also a lead evaluator for NASAR for the SAR Tech II & III exams as well as a FUNSAR instructor with NASAR.

Chris's Certifications Include:

NASAR SAR Tech II Testing Coordinator

NASAR SAR Tech II

NASAR SAR Canine Sar Tech II

NASAR SAR Canine Sar Tech III Evaluator

NASAR FUNSAR Instructor

Managing the lost person

DEC Search Specialist class 2,

ICS 100 - Intro to Incident Command

ICS 200 - ICS for Single Resources &

Initial Action Incidents

ICS 700 - NIMS (Intoduction)

ICS 800 - National Response Framework

Firefighter 1

ICS 1 - Emergency Manager

ICS 5 - Introduction to Hazardous Materials

ICS 7 - Disaster Assistance to Citizen

ICS 10 - Animals in Disasters Preparedness

ICS 11 - Animals in Disasters

Community Planning

ICS 139 - Exercise Design

ICS 235 - Emergency Planning

ICS 244 - Developing and Managing

Volunteers

ICS 230 - Principles of Emergency

Management

ICS 242 - Effective Communication

ICS 809 - ESF #9 Search & Rescue

Technical Rescue Awareness

Crime Scene Preservation

Bloodborne Pathogens

First Aid & CPR AED

Canine First Aid

Hazmat Awareness

AWR-160 Weapons of Mass Destruction

Awareness Training

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for WMD:

Basic Concepts Course

Heidi Hajek & Bella

Team Manager & Treasurer

Heidi works full time with her parents in their manufacturing business while attending school for Emergency Management. Heidi is an evaluator with NASAR and is also an instructor with INBTI (InterNational Bloodhound Institute).

Bella is a certified 3 year old bloodhound that does Trailing work.

  Heidi's Certifications Include:

NASAR Sar-Tech II

NASAR Sar Tech II Evaluator

EMI - Professional Development Series

ICS 100 - Intro to Incident Command

ICS 200 - ICS for Single Rescources &

Initial Action Incidents

ICS 700 - NIMS (Intoduction)

ICS 800 - National Response Framework

ICS 139 - Effective Communication

ICS 230 - Fundamentals of Emergency

Management

ICS 235 - Emergency Planning

ICS 240 - Leadership and Influence

ICS 241 - Decision Making & Problem Solving

ICS 242 - Excersise Design

ICS 244 - Developing & Managing Volunteers

ICS 809 - ESF #9 Search & Rescue

Firefighter Basic

First Aid & CPR AED

K9 Emergency First Aid

Canine Emergency Medical Care

DEC Search Basic

Haz Mat Operations

K-9 Motivation Wilderness Trailing

Crime Scene Preservation

Bloodborne Pathogens

Response to Mass Disaster

AWR-160 Weapons of Mass Destruction

Awareness Training

Emergency Management Concerns for the

First Responder in Terrorism & Disasters

WMD Incident Management

Unified Command Concept

Ed Hajek & Baxter

Team Manager

Baxter is a Wilderness NASAR Canine Type III

Ed is a warehouse manager of an air condition supply company and also works part time with Heidi and her parents in their manufacturing business.Ed is also an instructor for INBTI (InterNational Bloodhound Training Institute).

Ed's Certifications Include:

NASAR SAR TECH II

NASAR Sar Tech II Evaluator

NASAR Canine Sar Tech III (Wilderness Trailing)

ICS 100 - Intro to Incident Command

ICS 200 - ICS for Single Rescources &

Initial Action Incidents

ICS 700 - NIMS (Intoduction)

ICS 800 - National Response Framework

ICS 809 - ESF #9 Search & Rescue

ICS 139 - Effective Communication

ICS 242 - Excersise Design

Managing the Lost Person

Crime Scene Preservation

First Aid & CPR AED

K-9 First Aid & CPR

DEC Search Basic

Haz Mat Operations

GPS and digital mapping for Land Based SAR

Chris McCann

Logistics

Chris is an EMT and has been with the team for a year and a half. Chris works for Scott's Lawn Service, and is pursuing his certifications as a personal trainer.

Chris's Certifications include:

NASAR SARTECH II

ICS 100- Intro to Incident Command

ICS 200- ICS for Single Resources & Initial Action Incidents

ICS 700-Intro to NIMS

ICS 800- National Response Framework

ICS 804- ESF#4 Firefighting

ICS 807- ESF#7 Logistics

ICS 808- ESF#8 Public Health and Medical Services

ICS 809- ESF#9 Search and Rescue

New York State and National Registry EMT

FEMA Disaster Search Planning and Management

Transit Terrorism Tools and Tactics

Primary Response to Blast Injuries

Emergency Care of Radiological Emergencies

Structural Collapse Awareness

Canine Emergency Care

Crime Scene Preservation

Haz-Mat Operations

Confined Space Awareness

Rope Rescue Awareness

Blood Borne Pathogens

Gwen & Vader

Gwen is one of our newest members of our group. Gwen handles Vader, an 11 month old Doberman. They are training in air scenting and plan to test in 2014.

Chris's Certifications include:

Tristan

Susan Baird & Graf

Graf is NASAR Canine HRD-Land Type IV

Susan currently owns an import business with her husband in Peconic NY and lives in Laurel with her husband, 2 sons, and Graf . Learn more about Graf

Graf is a 4 yr old German Shepherd and and trains to do HRD work. Graf and Sue have passed their Canine Sar Tech II for HRD

Susan's Certifications Include:

NASAR SAR Tech II

NASAR Sar Tech II Evaluator

NASAR Canine Sar Tech II (HRD)

ICS 100 - Intro to Incident Command

ICS 200 - ICS for Single Rescources &

Initial Action Incidents

ICS 700 - NIMS (Intoduction)

ICS 800 - National Response Framework

ICS 809 - ESF #9 Search & Rescue

Technical Rescue Awareness Level

Haz Mat Awareness

First Aid & CPR AED

Crime Scene Preservation

Bloodborne Pathogens

K-9 Emergency First Aid

DEC Search Basic

Brian Yoos Affiliate member

Brian works in sales and lives with his wife and 2 young daughters. Brians experience with rock climbing, white water and extensive mountain climbing/hiking makes him a tremendous asset to out team.

Brian's Certifications include:

NASAR SAR TECH II

ICS 100 - Intro to Incident Command

ICS 200 - ICS for Single Rescources &

Initial Action Incidents

ICS 700 - NIMS (Intoduction)

ICS 800 - National Response Framework

First Aid & CPR AED

DEC Search Basic

Haz Mat Operations

Robb Coll & Hunter

Robb is the director of TDI, Inc (Therapy Dog International,Inc) Long Island Chapter #202Robb and his dog will provide therapy for the families of the missing subjects.

Rob's Certifications Include:

ICS 100 - Intro to Incident Command

ICS 139 - Effective Communication

ICS 242 - Excersise Design

ICS 240 - Leadership & Influence

First Aid & CPR AED

DEC Search Basic

Haz Mat Awareness

K-9 Emergency First Aid

And Now The Dogs...

Baxter - NASAR SAR Tech III Trailing

Baxter turned 4 this April. Baxter is learning how to trail and is handled and owned by Heidi Hajek and Edmund Hajek. Baxter has earned his has earned his CGC(Canine Good Citizen). Ed & Baxter are a certified NASAR SAR Tech III Wilderness Trailing Team.

Jackson

Jackson is handled by Chris Padden. Jackson is in training for wilderness air scenting and will also be trained for urban search and rescue.

Bella

Bella came to the group at 8 weeks old in the fall of 2010. She is owned by Heidi and Ed Hajek and has earned her CGC(Canine Good Citizen). Heidi will be handling Bella and is working hard at her training in trailing. Bella who is now 19 months old & will be tested in the summer of 2012

Graf - NASAR Canine (HRD)- Land Type IV

Graf von Eintze is a 6 year old German Shepherd from Von Eintze shepherds in Oklahoma and has been with the group since 2006. He is handled by Susan Baird. Graf is an experienced Air Scenting & Cadaver (HRD) dog. Sue and Graf are a certified NASAR Canine (HRD) - Land Type IV team. Graf is also successful with scent specific work as well as trailing. Graf and Sue completed a 1 week NASAR seminar in Arkansas intoducing them to Disaster first response work and agility.

Hunter

Hunter is handled by Robb Coll. Hunter is a certified, licensed, registered therapy dog and has his CGC (Canine Good Citizen).