Catskills Hatzolah Launches “Drone Team” To Be Used In Search & Rescue


Catskills Hatzalah is pleased to announce the launch of its Drone Team. The Drone Team brings advanced capabilities to the Catskills Hatzalah Search and Rescue Team and other special operations.

Thanks to an anonymous generous donor, Catskills Hatzalah has purchased two advanced drones with infrared capabilities. These drones, with infrared capabilities, offer a tremendous advancement in the search for lost or missing persons. The team is comprised of dedicated Hatzalah volunteers who are certified by the FAA as Unmanned Aircraft System (Drone) Pilots. The team has been participating in additional extensive search and rescue and drone operations training.

Catskills Hatzalah has a close relationship with New York State Forest Rangers, New York State Police, and Sullivan and Ulster County Police, Fire, and EMS agencies. Catskills Hatzalah has worked closely with all agencies during special operations for many years. Catskills Hatzalah will continue working closely with all agencies and is excited to bring additional resources that will help complement the dedication, equipment, and personnel of the local agencies.

While the hope is that these specialty resources and teams never need to be utilized, Catskills Hatzalah remains committed to providing the highest level of service to the community.

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  1. Did they forget that there is a person Moshe Kleinerman already missing for 90+ days!?!?!??

    Send that money to Isreal to help find him. I love it these NY askanim they set up for future in their areas so they can say what they have to the world!?!?!

    Unbelievable that this family in isreal are suffering for 90+ days!

  2. Jewish12345: sorry you do not sound too Jewish. What does a lost person in Israel have to do with a lost person in the Catskill mountains? I know of many charity groups soliciting money for Moshe Kleinerman and Jews all over the world are participating financially and being mispalel for his safe return.
    Setting up a Drone system at the Hatzalah organization is for future potential people getting lost while hiking or just wandering away from their parents or classroom gatherings.
    For you to call yourself Jewish is probably either you are NOT Jewish or never had any connection to another yiddishe neshume. I would strongly advise a special drone to do a search on your Neshuma and revisit your comment: