SOUTH PUGET SOUND MOBILE SEARCH AND RESCUE

Rating: 4.91 stars   11 reviews

Issues: Disaster Aid

Location: P.O. Box 4074 Tumwater WA 98501 USA

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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

2 people found this review helpful

“What is a Superhero?” Ask a child and they will probably tell you a superhero is someone like that of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, etc. Superhero’s will have the ability to fly without a plane or stop bullets with their hands or bracelets. Superhero’s always look real good before and after a battle. They always come out on top and are praised the world over.
Now ask a child who was just delivered into the arms of anxious parents after have been missing for over a day. What is a superhero? They will say it’s those people over there wearing bright reflective clothing, carrying backpack and first aid kits. They are the real Superhero’s.
Those non-descript bunch of people whose only thing they have in common are Hi Viz clothing and a desire to bring help, happiness, or closure to someone else’s extraordinary situation. A group of people who lead everyday lives with family, friends, jobs, and bills. People who, in the persona of Supermans,”Clark Kent,” when called upon, will kick into action by donning their reflective gear, loading their backpacks, and reporting for duty.
A group of people who have taken the time to form a cohesive unit and train to first responder standards and practices. People who use their time, money, and energy to help those who are in need and to make this world just a little bit better.
To quote a first responder, “these things we do, so that others may live.”
You want to know who real Superhero’s are, just ask that recently united child and her parents.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Advertise what a great organization this is to make this more known to the community and recruit more members.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Wow! What a powerful moving review thank you so much for taking time to write we really appreciate it!

Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

As the Captain of SPSMSAR I do have a somewhat bias opinion. This SAR unit is the best organization I've ever been a part of. We are some of the most dedicated, giving, and caring individuals you'll ever meet. Being a part of this group is like having a second family. We all bring something special to the table that makes us whole. Knowing I have a group of friends that have my back and allow me to be a part of giving back to our community is a wonderful feeling. Our willingness to share our experiences, learn, and grow together is invaluable. We have been a huge part of reuniting loved ones, providing support, and focusing on the greater good of our society. All this while having fun enjoying the great outdoors, improving our skills, and enjoying the company of some wonderful folks.
I could go on and on about South Puget Sound Mobile Search and Rescue. If you'd like to know more specifics about who we are and what we do, feel free to visit our website spsmsar.org, join us at our monthly team meeting, or contact us directly.

Jason Simmonds

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

increase the financial and educational support provided by our County's Sheriff's office in the forms of training, supplies, and equipment.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Thank you Captain for such a wonderful review

Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

Volunteer Search and Rescue (SAR) teams, such as South Puget Sound Mobil SAR are the often; unsung, unknown community heroes. As volunteers they are not paid; indeed, they regularly expend their own money on annual training and equipment…such as their ATV’s, radios and navigational equipment. No matter the time of day or night, they respond. I commend this Search and Rescue unit on many levels, but most of all on their cohesiveness as a team. They truly exemplify the fact that there is no “I” in team.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

This organization actively moves forward with processes of improvement; therefore I have no suggestions for areas they are not already exploring.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Thank you so much, we really appreciate you taking time to write such an outstanding review!

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

My father has been a part of this group, and I have heard first hand the amazing things in the public this group had done. I couldn't say enough good things. Everyone on the team is extremely friendly, and are always willing to help anyone!!!

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They are doing everything great!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Thank you so much for taking time to write a review for us!

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

As a founding member of this organization I am very proud of the work this unit does, it exceedes it mission requirements on a daily basis. It is more than a unit of volunteers it is a family working together to help the community and surrounding area in thier time of need. This units members come into the program knowing that they are using thier own time, equipment and money to become first responders. They are on call 24/7 not for personal glory but to assist community members who are desperatly need the services of a well trained mobile search and rescue unit.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Ask Sheriff office and Department of Emergency Management to donate more equipment and money to this program, altho I know that with budget cuts the money is not there.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of advisors?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

This is a group of dedicated volunteers that spend their time helping others. Volunteers use their own vehicles and equipment to search and rescue injured and lost persons in a variety of environments. This team puts thousands of hours in each year in all kinds of weather. Everyone in this organization does a lot of work for the greater good. Most costs are covered by the volunteers themselves. So it leads to a very dedicated bunch.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Thank you so much for taking time to write a review for us!

Rating: 4 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

A great group of people that come out to help others, no matter what time day, type of weather, or distance traveled. They not only volunteer their time, but own money to equip their vehicles. The team expends thousands of hours of time, and miles. Not only do they put aside work, but time with the families. "So Others May Live"

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Thank you....thank you ....thank you!

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

These members put in many of hours helping the community in different ways. Searching for the lost, transports medical personnel in winter storms, helps local radio station raise money for children and many more. Members also do small fundraisers multiple times per year to help cover day to day & equipment costs. Although the unit pays for some items most of the costs come straight out of members pockets. Any donation or grant given is truly helpful & appreciated. They are used appropriately and will go to good use for equipment needed.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Like to see the unit be able to buy members all gear & equipment needed to do their jobs. Including winter jackets, rain gear & new radios.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

This group has put in numerous hours looking for a missing little girl. The family of the missing child requested this group come on another search with an out-of-state group that had volunteered their services...it was a little hmm out of the ordinary group of people...yet South Puget Sound Mobile Search and Rescue did not hesitate and agreed and sent out members who came on their own dime and spent the day searching. This group always goes the extra mile for all the missing in our area posting fliers for the missing, adding decals for the missing on their vehicles. This team is made up of caring & giving individuals.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would give them a million dollars so they have access to all the equipment necessary for the missions they go on!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Thank you so much Erin! We really appreciate you taking time to write a review for Our Unit!

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

A great bunch of people always out when the need arise no matter what the weather is doing or the conditions. We need more volunteers with ATV or 4X4. Thanks to all.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Thank you so much Jack! I really appreciate you taking time to write a review for Our Unit!

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