Search and Rescue Team Member Joins Medina County Child Abduction Response Team

Mansfield, Ohio - 20 July, 2021 - Ohio Special Response Search and Rescue Team member Alan Plastow has joined the Medina County Child Abduction Response Team (C.A.R.T.). CART Teams are multi-disciplinary teams composed of law enforcement investigators and support personnel who can rapidly respond to missing or abducted child incidents.


Plastow is Captain of the Stark County OSRT Unit and brings the Medina Team techniques covering Wide Area Search, Lost Person Behavior Analysis, National Incident Command System, and Combating Human Trafficking. Captain Plastow is a long time resident of Louisville, Ohio and teaches Applied Project Management at The University of Akron.


Ohio Missing Children chart courtesy of Ohio Attorney General:

The Ohio Special Response Search and Rescue Team, a 505(c)3 volunteer non-profit, is headquartered in Mansfield, Ohio with 7 units around the state. The team is the single Ohio volunteer organization qualified by the Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) as an Emergency Support Function 9 search and rescue team. OSRT members are credentialed through FEMA, Homeland Security, Mountain Rescue Association, and The National Association for Search and Rescue.



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