1. If you are not active with MSAR and have a Volunteer Card from the Randall Sheriffs Office, please turn your card into Blaine Burnett MSAR Marshal (806-674-9503) or Dave Bartlow MSAR Deputy Marshal.
2. All horses used by current MSAR members MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A CURRENT COGGINS TEST FORM.
3. It is mandatory that all MSAR members have a Volunteer Card issued by the Randall County Sheriff's Office. These cards are free of charge to the members. Members must have this Volunteer Card on their person in order to participate in a search and rescue call out. Contact Shirley Reeves at the Sheriff's Office (806-468-5864) to make arrangements for obtaining a card.
Mounted Search and Rescue Officers and Duties
MSAR Marshal - Blaine Burnett (Pictured Right, on Left)
-In charge of all functions of the unit
-Report ongoing status directly to agency in charge of the incident
-Maintain contact between MSAR and law enforcement officials
-Supervise MSAR members during all search and rescue missions
Deputy Marshal - Dave Bartlow (Pictured Right, on Right)
-Assist marshal as requested
-Responsible for notifying first responders, either by phone or email.
-Communicate with team leaders and inform them of the possible call out. Provide information regarding location, time, and materials needed.
-Report status and number of personnel responding to the marshal
-Report status of the incident and assests needed to the marshal
-Assist ground crew as needed
First Responders (Mounted Group)
-Report to the Deputy marshal
-Make initial contact with agency in charge and inform Deputy Marshal regarding assests required.
Ground Crew Officer - Open
Ground Crew -
-Maintain communication with the search team regarding current status of mission and changes as they occur. Report ongoing status to agency in charge.
-Obtain additional supplies requested by the search crew.
-Conduct search under direct supervision of Marshal, Deputy Marshal, and law enforcement personnel.
-Maintain communication with Ground Crew regarding current status of search, changes, and additional supplies.
Team Leaders - Skip Gray, Teri Gonzales, Jean Montacer, Freddie Blackwell
-Will contact team members regarding possible call out
-Provide information to team members regarding location, time, and materials needed.
-Report their team status back to Deputy Marshal
Trail Boss - Lonnie Hoagland (Pictured Right)
Do you want to become involved with Mounted Search and Rescue?? Please feel free
(Pictured Left- Long time MSAR members Elaine and
Pat Tucker Right- Jimmy Jones)
Training a Search Horse
Example of an Equine Test for Search and Rescue Horse