Oregon State Sheriff's Association Names Rubrecht 2010 Search and Rescue Coordinator of the Year

SAR Coordinator Sara Rubrecht
SAR Coordinator Sara Rubrecht
On December 8, 2010, the Oregon State Sheriff’s Association presented Josephine County’s Sara Rubrecht with the “Search and Rescue Coordinator of the Year” award for 2010.

Since 2002, Sara has been responsible for the Josephine County Emergency Services and Search and Rescue program at the Sheriff’s Office. In her position as Emergency Manager and SAR Coordinator, Sara coordinates the activities of over 140 volunteers and ensures the SAR Unit is ready to respond at all times.

Over the nine years that she has served the Sheriff’s Office, Sara has consistently sought new funding opportunities for SAR. She has advanced both training and performance standards for not only the unit but for SAR operations throughout the region.

Sara has been active with SAR and Emergency Management at the regional and state levels. She was a driving force in the creation of the California/Oregon Regional Search and Rescue (CORSAR) team that serves Southern Oregon and Northern California; she has served as vice-chair for the past three years.

Sara also currently serves as the Secretary for the Oregon State Sheriff’s Association Search and Rescue Advisory Council and is a member of the Governor’s SAR Policy Commission.

Since 2006, Sara has been instrumental in working to improve leadership and management within SAR as well as increasing the frequency and quality of training opportunities offered to SAR members (both regionally and state-wide).

Sara has engendered team spirit within the Oregon SAR community as she continually strives for higher standards in all aspects of SAR operations and training.

Congratulations Sara!

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