Hello and Welcome to the Website home of the South Central PA Search and Rescue Team...


The South Central PA Search and Rescue Team is a Search and Rescue Team based in York County, Pennsylvania.  The Team was developed to help local emergency services and communities deal with lost or missing persons no matter what the situation entails.  South Central PA Search and Rescue is a 100% Volunteer, Non-Profit 501c3, Search & Rescue Team that is available 24/7 - 365 Days a Year.  We are a "Support" Team that local Fire, Rescue, EMS, Police, Water Rescue, and other emergency agencies can call upon to assist in mitigating any incident involving a lost or presumed missing person.


The Team operates with Ground Search Crews, a K9 Search Team, a Mountain Bike Search Team, a Water Rescue/Resource Team, and a CERT Team.  All Team Members are very professional and certified in various aspects of Search and Rescue as well as EMS and Medical, Firefighting, Water Rescue, Hazardous Materials, NIMS, and many other certifications which support the overall team operations.  The Team can also function strictly as a CERT Team to assist in times of Disaster and to assist in Emergency Evacuations, supplement Emergency Personnel, assist with Medical Operations, and support Rescue Functions.


Once requested the Team will respond and function under the Incident Commander for the incident at hand.  Our Team will operate as a support team to assist in the overall incident.  We will not take over the incident nor assume responsibility of the incident as we are a mutual aid support team.  The Team is able to assist with all aspects of the incident and is very "user

                                                                                          friendly" in any application or need.   


York County - Station 93


Our Team is dedicated to assisting those in their time of need. 

"Trained to Search... Able to Find... Ready to Rescue... Determined to Care..."


Team Credentials...


4 Certified MLSO Search Managers

2 Certified NASAR SAR Tech II Responders 

5 Certified NASAR SAR Tech III Responders

1 Certified NASAR SAR Tech IV Responder 

4 NASAR Search and Rescue Initial Actions Responders

15 Certified Wilderness Search Responders

7 Certified Grid Search Responders

4 Certified Advanced Grid Search Responders

3 AFRCC Basic Inland Search and Rescue Responders

12 Certified FEMA ESF # 9 Search & Rescue Responders

6 Certified FEMA USAR Technical Search Specialists

9 Certified FEMA USAR K9 Search Specialists

2 Certified USAR Initial Search & Recon Operations Responders

6 Certified Incident Command Responders

2 Certified Wilderness First Responders

1 PA Certified EMR

12 PA Certified EMTs

2 PA Licensed Physician Assistants

1 PA Licensed Registered Nurse

10 Certified Pet First Aid Responders

2 PA Certified Water Rescue Technicians

18 PA Certified Water Rescue Awareness Responders

8 PA Certified Water Rescue and Emergency Response Responders

3 PA Certified Emergency Boat Operations Rescue Responders

4 PA Certified Ice Rescue Emergency Response Responders

4 PA Certified Advanced Line Systems Rescue Responders

1 PA Certified Rescue Technician

4 Certified High Angle Rope Rescue Technicians

3 Certified Safety Officers

1 Haz-Mat Specialist

2 Haz-Mat Technician

7 Haz-Mat Operations Responders

6 Haz-Mat Awareness Responders

1 Certified IPMBA EMS Cyclist

12 Firefighters

8 Certified Fire-Police Responders

1 Certified Part 107 Drone Operator

7 Certified SkyWarn Responders

1 Certified Advanced SkyWarn Responder 

11 Certified HAM Radio Operators

31 Certified CERT Responders


(Plus many more additional certifications and credentials)


Membership Affiliations...

The South Central PA Search and Rescue Team has current Memberships and Affiliations with the following organizations...


EMS-RESCUE Special Operations Response Team

South Central PA Search and Rescue CERT Team

Pennsylvania Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (PA VOAD) 

York County, PA CERT Team

York City, PA CERT Team

Eastern York County Emergency Management

Hellam Township Emergency Operations Center

Hellam Township; Hellam, PA

Wrightsville Boro; Wrightsville, PA

Newberry Regional Emergency Management

Lancaster County Conservancy

Clearview Animal Hospital

The Baltimore Life Insurance Company

Collinsville Community Library

Franklin Twp. Emergency Management Agency

Lancaster County Firemen's Association, Inc.



SCPASARs' 2020 Officers...


Operational Officers


Chief - Kurtis Timmer

Deputy Chief - Mike Fischer

Assistant Chief - Drew Harlacher

Captain - Adam Smith

EMS Captain - Mike Fischer

K9 Captain - Jimi Timmer

Lieutenant - Dan Koprowski

EMS Lieutenant - Martin Brennan

K9 Lieutenant -    -vacant-

Junior Advisor - Mike Fischer

Training Officer -   -vacant-

Public Information Officer - Kurtis Timmer      

Safety Officer - Adam Smith

Security Officer - Jimi Timmer

Communications Officer - Dan Koprowski


Administrative Officers


President - Mike Fischer

Vice President - Adam Smith

Secretary - Jennie Stevens  

Treasurer - Jimi Timmer

Director 1 - Dan Koprowski

Director 2 - Charles Stevens, III

Director 3 - Karen Flaig













Honorary Members

Allen Beckley
Zachary Botzer *









Meet the Team...


Team Members


Nicole Abate-Reilly

Thomas Abbott

Nathan Appel

Edward Baltzell

Diane Beall

Zachary Beazley

Tony Bortner

Derek Bowersox

Madison Bowman

Martin Brennan

Noah Brown

John Cheeseman

Lani Coelho

Timothy Colon

Cody Eckenrode

Ryan Fee

Cade Fennell

Lisa Fischer

Michael Fischer

Karen Flaig

William Foley

Susan Gates

Trisha Gohn

Lewis Hahn

Drew Harlacher

Shawn Henderson

Eric Johnson

Noah Keister

Rob Kivlan

Daniel Koprowski

Jane Lasher

Austin Lear

Blake Lear

Cathy Lehman

Jacquelyn Lutskus

Michelle Macera

Shannon Machado

Joseph Maglicno

Blake McGlinch

Mitch Merkel

Daniel Messina

Christopher Newton

Rebecca Parsons

Craig Porterfield

Dusty Reddick

Dan Roach

Michelle Roach

Sarah Ronsani

Nicholas Schratz

Carolyn Sanagursky

Erick Sanford

Cody Santiago

Donna Shellenberger

Mindy Shepler

William Simpers

Isaac Smith

Jennifer Lettich-Snyder

Julian Staub

Ethan Still

Charles Stevens, III

Jennie Stevens

Adam Smith

Alexander Taylor

Jimi Timmer

Kurtis Timmer

Keith Vaden

Laurie Vaden


K9 Members


K9 "Ashleigh"

K9 "Charlotte"

K9 "Gatsby"

K9 "Isa"

K9 "Jules"

K9 "Leilani"

K9 "Major"

K9 "Piper"

K9 "Puck"

K9 "Riley"

K9 "Sadie"

K9 "Sawyer"

K9 "Shylo"

K9 "Speedy"

K9 "Willow"

K9 "Winston"


South Central PA Search and Rescue

Station 93

P. O. Box 144

Wrightsville, PA  17368


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