Pine Tree Search and Rescue
President Bryan Courtois Saco, ME STL, WFR, RMG
Vice President James Linscott  Windham, ME STM, WFA, HAM
Secretary Larry DeHof Windham, ME WFA, STM
Board member Eric Laszlo South Portland, ME STM, WFA
Board member Rick Raynes Berwick, ME WFA
Board member Donna Rigor da Eva Kittery   , ME STM
Communications Joseph Valente Old Orchard Beach, ME
Joseph Bradley Waterboro, ME STM, WFA
Christopher Cerrato Sumner, ME STM
Christopher Chudzik Limington, ME STM, WFA
Art Cleaves Springvale, ME 0
Claire Curtis South Berwick, ME STM, EMT
Joseph Dienes III Westbrook, ME STM
Douglas Doherty Saco, ME STM
Jason Dubay Baileyville, ME STM
Abigail King Portland, ME STM, WFR, RMG
Peter Lamarre West Bath, ME STM, WFA, RMG
Nancy Ann Lindley-Gauthier Milton Mills, MA STM
Eric Maughan MD Cape Elizabeth, ME STM, EMT, MD
Robert Pantel Portland, ME STM, WFA
Richard Pappin Cape Elizabeth, ME STM
Calie Ramisch Cape Elizabeth, ME STM, WEMT
James Shafer Sanford, ME WFA
Matthew Silverio Lincolnville, ME STM, WFR
Rebecca  Towne Raymond, ME STM, EMT
Jonathan Ward Camden, ME 0
David Cherry Topsham, ME STM
Sheila Dube Saco, ME RMG
Kent Gauthier Milton Mills, MA STM, EMT
Tim Hannan Gray, ME STM, WFA
Ari Leach Monmouth, ME 0
Dan Wilson Kennebunk, ME 0
John Degon Portland, ME 0
Christine Moisan Wells, ME WFA
James Brown Portland, ME 0
Kristopher Coons Pittsfielsd, ME 0
Brian Couture North Waterboro, ME 0
John Elliott Portland, ME 0
Peter Googins S. Portland, ME 0
Ryan Gorman Saco, ME RMG
Isaac Henry Arundel, ME 0
Kylie Mack Pittsfield, ME WFA
Cameron Marcotte South Berwick, ME 0
Russell Mathes Limercik, ME 0
Lisa Nazarenko Bowdoin, ME WFA
Laura Rigordaeva Brooklyn , NY STM
Brittany Smith Brunswick, ME 0
Charles Thompson Portland, ME 0
Christian Wildes Long Island, ME 0
Sarah Wintle Cape Elizabeth, ME STM
Carolyn Arcand , ME 0
Bret Bissonnette ,  0
Roger Blanchette Bedford, NH WFA. HAM
Alan Bowen ,  0
Megan Bright ,  0
Don Brodmeskel ,  0
Jean  Cody ,  0
Ian Daly Scarborough, ME 0
Carmen DeMartis Portland, ME EMT-B
Emily Enger Shapleigh, ME 0
John Farrell ,  0
Ryan Farrow Buxton, ME 0
Josh Gosselin ,  0
Rob Griffin ,  0
Isaac Howes Lebanon, ME STM, EMT
Mikel Jacobson South Berwick, ME 0
Eric Kelley S. Portland, ME 0
Andrew Kitchin ,  0
Joseph Knight ,  0
Jeremy Koch Buxton, ME 0
Jeremy Koch ,  0
Daniel Kovacs Biddeford, ME 0
Christopher Lawton South Portland, ME 0
Marie LeBlanc Windsor, ME 0
Laura Lee ,  EMT
Arron Mace ,  0
Mark Maroon ,  0
Christopher Martin Exeter, NH STM, WFA
Rebecca  Martin Bedford, NH WFA
Sharon  Martin Exeter, NH 0
Thomas Mazza Gorham, ME 0
Jeanmarie Miller ,  0
Michael Moore ,  0
Jonathan Mortimer ,  0
Ben  Murphy ,  0
Mike Nevells ,  0
Dan Pierce West Baldwin, ME  WFR, RMG, STM
Benjamin Polloni ,  0
David Prue Stuben, ME WFA, RMG
Mike Prue South Berwick, ME 0
Daniel Sites ,  0
Bryce Waldrop ,  0
William Walker ,  0
Brian Wallace ,  0

Acronyms
STM Maine Association for Search and Rescue certified Search Team Member
STL Maine Association for Search and Rescue certified Search Team Leader
RMG Registered Maine Guide
WFA Wilderness First Aid
WAFA Wilderness Advanced First Aid
WFR Wilderness First Responder
WEMT Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician
HAM HAM radio license

Pine Tree Search and Rescue is currently accepting applications for positions on our team.

If you are interested in being on the team we will provide all training needed. Currently our team is comprised of Registered Maine Guides, AMC trip leaders, Scout leaders, active duty and retired law enforcement and military, fire fighters, EMTs, and others with vast outdoor experience.  We also have a need for people who want to be involved but not go in the woods. On any search we are involved with it is extremely helpful to have someone stay home and man the phone to do the team call out and interact with the MASAR DO and WS on scene.

Here is a little background about the team:

On 2012-5-4 the York County Emergency Response Rescue Team (YCERRT) was officially disbanded. With the encouragement of our local Game Warden, Rick LaFlame, a few of the YCERRT team members decided form a new team. Bryan Courtois, Larry DeHof and Dan Pierce spearheaded getting the word out and attracting potential team members. On 2012-7-25 a meeting was held at Cabela's in Scarborough and Pine Tree Search and Rescue (PTSAR) was born. At later meetings officers were elected and bylaws were drafted and approved. On 2013-1-23 PTSAR received 501(c)(3) status. On 2012-9-11 PTSAR became a MASAR certified Unit.

Maine has 15 SAR teams throughout the state. PTSARs primary field of coverage is "southern" Maine but will get dispatched any where in the state we are needed. In order to be MASAR certified applicants must complete a detailed training course as well as demonstrating proficiency in both day and night navigation and survival including building a shelter and building a fire. You must also pass a fitness test that consists of carrying a 25 pound pack for 2 miles in less than 30 minutes. Current first aid and CPR are also required. Full requirements can be found in the Standards section of the MASAR website.