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The Wake County Sheriff Office is searching for Eileen Carol Rainville
February 28, 2015 9:11 AM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered woman, Eileen Carol Rainville.

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The Brunswick County Sheriff Office is searching for Hallana Nagritamone Hankins
February 27, 2015 3:01 PM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered woman, Hallana Nagritamone Hankins.

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The Henderson Police Department is searching for Demario Dontre Johnson
February 25, 2015 3:55 PM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered man, Demario Dontre Johnson.

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The Columbus county Sheriff Office is searching for Mark Wayne Pate
February 25, 2015 2:48 PM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered man, Mark Wayne Pate.

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The Shelby PD is searching for Mary Frances Mckinnon
February 21, 2015 9:46 AM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered woman, Mary Frances Mckinnon.

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The Chapel Hill PD is searching for Scott Montgomery Gibson
February 21, 2015 12:58 AM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered man, Scott Montgomery Gibson.

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The Winston Salem Police Department is searching for Eduardo Mendez Hernandez
February 20, 2015 12:33 PM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered man, Eduardo Mendez Hernandez.

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The Hoke County Sheriff Office is searching for Donald Martin Calloway
February 19, 2015 2:04 PM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered man, Donald Martin Calloway.

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The Brunswick County Sheriff is searching for Marshall Arnold Ott
February 16, 2015 11:54 AM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered man, Marshall Arnold Ott.

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The China Grove Police Department is searching for Jesse Joel Taylor
February 10, 2015 12:07 AM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered man, Jesse Joel Taylor.

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The on behalf of Horry County Police Department SC is searching for Danny Atkin
January 29, 2015 3:35 PM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered man, Danny Atkin.

Urban Search and Rescue

North Carolina's Urban Search and Rescue Regional Response system provides a quick disaster response in searching and rescuing victims. 
 

The Urban Search and Rescue Program began in 2001 to respond to every kind of disaster anywhere at anytime in North Carolina.  The teams can provide almost immediate relief to victims and the communities they live in.  Statistics show that 90% of all savable victims of disaster are saved within the first few hours of an incident.  Regional USAR teams provide almost immediate relief to the victims and the communities they live in through the rapid deployment of properly trained and equipped search and rescue personnel.  All training and equipment for the USAR Teams is standardized across the state.  The task forces located in the larger metropolitan areas of Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh-Durham, and Greenville are self-sustaining for a period of 7-10 days with independent sheltering capability.

North Carolina classifies two different disaster team needs as Type II or Type I, depending on the level of training and equipment needed. Both teams train to the Structural Collapse Technician level.  At a minimum, both teams maintain set skills, training, equipment, and capable personnel to respond to a disaster.  Based on the location and type of incident, the State Emergency Operations Center identifies the nearest Type II or Type I team to deploy.

Under the direction of the Division of Emergency Management, Urban Search and Rescue teams help communities that have been overwhelmed by the effects of natural or manmade disasters and have exhausted local and neighboring jurisdiction's resources.

 

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