About us

 

Our people

We have a 31 man team based at Tampico, Illinois. All team members are trained for ground search operations and also have been trained to aid in water searches. We have a team trained to assist with search management and mapping operations.

Our equipment

Our Command Trailer is equipped with a Radio Repeater, a radio cache, computerized mapping and GPS tracking for all operations.
Our SAR Boat is equipped to do 3 different types of SONAR scanning including Helix hull mounted, Helix towable and Gemini Sonar.
Our inflatable boat is equipped with Sonar to access smaller bodies of water where the larger boat isn’t practical.
Our ROV (remote operated vehicle) is equipped with Gemini SONAR and cameras to verify targets and can be used for recovery operations.

Our goals

  • Help local authorities search for lost or missing persons
  • Rescue injured people in wilderness areas
  • Show the love of Jesus to missing persons and their families
  • Show our neighbors who God is by a faith that works (James 2:26)
  • Train teams and have them ready to respond at short notice
  • Equip teams with the proper tools needed to organize and coordinate searches
  • Have people available to provide spiritual support for the families and friends of missing persons

Testimonials

 

I wanted to thank you and your team for coming out to Riverside Park and assisting us with the missing kayaker search. All teams were impressed with your professionalism, patience, and equipment. We still have not found him but we will keep up the search.

-R Macias

First let me thank you and your volunteers for your assistance Saturday. You have a very professional well equipped group. The Gemini Sonar is an amazing tool.

Thanks for all your team did Thursday night and all day Friday. When Ralph’s team arrived the first thing I did was provide them with the coordinates from your team. Your team put in several hours getting us to the information available to the sonar team on Saturday morning.

Again, please extend to both of your groups the appreciation and gratitude of the citizens and responder of the Lake Panorama and Panora area.

- Robert Kempf, IACEM (Adair & Guthrie County Emergency Management)

I just wanted to send you a note of thanks for your amazing work at Lake Panorama this weekend. Words cannot express what this meant to us. You and your team provided closure that we could not have found on our own.

-John Rutledge, General Manager (Lake Panorama Association)

I just wanted to send you a note of thanks for your amazing work at Lake Panorama this weekend. Words cannot express what this meant to us. You and your team provided closure that we could not have found on our own.

-Anonymous

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