Oklahoma Search & Rescue Oklahoma Search & Rescue

What We Do

Wilderness

Our team is equipped to search, manage, or assist in missing incidents with mapping and tracking capabilities to efficiently search and log searched areas. We also have portable repeaters for clear communication.

Water

Our team has multiple boats, and kayaks with state of the art side scan SONAR,  to assist in searches for drowning victims.

Disaster

Our team is available to assist in the aftermath of tornadoes, floods, hurricanes, and other natural disasters. We can assist with clearing areas and searching for survivors as well as tracking and managing the search and recovery efforts. Our team is trained to use the NIMS framework as well as the FEMA marking system for seamless integration with other teams.

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About Our Team

The Oklahoma Search & Rescue team was established in January 2019. Our 23 team members are from conservative Christian communities in Oklahoma, who are passionate about helping others in time of need.  

Our goal is to be an effective resource to assist local law enforcement, EMS, fire departments, park services, and other responsible agencies with missing person searches.

We strive to maintain proficiency in our skills and work hard to stay current in training and equipment. Since our team is volunteer based, we do not charge for our services. Our ultimate goal is to show the compassion and love of Christ to people in distress.

Our Equipment

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Sonar Boat

Inflatable Boat

Command Trailer

Kayaks

GPS Tracking & Mapping Software

Our Training

Our team works hard to be proficient at what we do. We take our certificates and training seriously and do what we can to increase our knowledge of search and rescue topics. This continued training increases our efficiency and makes our scenes safer for all involved.

All Oklahoma SAR team members are required to hold the following certifications:

CPR & First Aid  •  ICS 100 & 700 

• CPR & First Aid
• ICS 100 & 700

Many of our team members are certified in the following areas:

Firefighter  •  ICS 200 & 800  •  SARTech II
State Approved Boater’s Safety

• Firefighter
• ICS 200 & 800
• SARTech II
• State Approved Boater’s Safety

Testimonials

You were our last hope of ever having closure, God bless you!

— Family member of drowning victim

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Our Team

Alex Horst
Andrew Young
David Klassen
David Kornelsen
Dwight Yoder
James Dueck
Jamin Thayer
Jared Snodgrass
Jim Friesen
Joshua Friesen
Kevin Friesen
Lonnie Miller
Luke Nolt
Martin Tello
Milton Plett
Nathan Dueck
Nathan Miller
Riley Friesen
Robert Raber
Samuel Thayer
Seth Horst
Sterling Martin
Tyler Dueck

Recent Activity & Incidents

Dates

Incident Location

Operation

Dec 23, 2023

Kansas, OK

Wilderness

Jul 29, 2023

Westville, OK

Wilderness

Jul 23, 2023 - Jul 24, 2023

Wyandotte, OK

Wilderness

Jul 17, 2023 - Jul 18, 2023

Konowa, OK

Wilderness

Jul 07, 2023

Henryetta, OK

Wilderness

Jul 01, 2023 - Jul 08, 2023

Webber Falls, OK

Wilderness/Water

Apr 01, 2023

Tulsa, OK

Water

Mar 25, 2023

Tulsa, OK

Wilderness

Sep 12, 2022

Okemah, OK

Wilderness

Aug 31, 2022

Lexington, OK

Wilderness

Jul 23, 2022

Seminole, OK

Wilderness

Jun 11, 2022

Orlando, OK

Wilderness

Jan 17, 2022

Choctaw, OK

Wilderness

Nov 06, 2021

Tulsa, OK

Land

Aug 30, 2021 - Aug 31, 2021

Louisiana

Hurricane Ida

Jul 31, 2021

Anadarko, OK

Wilderness

Jun 02, 2021 - Jun 04, 2021

Eldridge, MO

Water

Mar 22, 2021 - Mar 24, 2021

Jasper, AR

Wilderness

Feb 27, 2021

Watonga, OK

Wilderness/Water

Feb 23, 2021

Eufaula, OK

Wilderness


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Dates: 12/23/2023
Location: Kansas, OK
Operation: Wilderness
Team(s) Involved: Oklahoma
Dates: 07/29/2023
Location: Westville, OK
Operation: Wilderness
Team(s) Involved: Oklahoma
Dates: 07/23/2023 - 07/24/2023
Location: Wyandotte, OK
Operation: Wilderness
Team(s) Involved: Oklahoma
Dates: 07/17/2023 - 07/18/2023
Location: Konowa, OK
Operation: Wilderness
Team(s) Involved: Oklahoma
Dates: 07/07/2023
Location: Henryetta, OK
Operation: Wilderness
Team(s) Involved: Oklahoma
Dates: 07/01/2023 - 07/08/2023
Location: Webber Falls, OK
Operation: Wilderness/Water
Team(s) Involved: Arkansas, Oklahoma
Dates: 04/01/2023
Location: Tulsa, OK
Operation: Water
Team(s) Involved: Oklahoma
Dates: 03/25/2023
Location: Tulsa, OK
Operation: Wilderness
Team(s) Involved: Oklahoma
Dates: 09/12/2022
Location: Okemah, OK
Operation: Wilderness
Team(s) Involved: Oklahoma
Dates: 08/31/2022
Location: Lexington, OK
Operation: Wilderness
Team(s) Involved: Oklahoma

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