NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters

Forest Rangers Division


Contact Us

Should you require our services in an emergency, please call as soon as possible. The team officer who takes your call will be able to discuss the type and quantity of resources we can provide. For general information, please use email by clicking our name.

Steve Engard  

  • Team Coordinator
  • Search Manager
      (585)259-6599 (Cell)
Amy Vanderwerken

  • Secretary/Treasurer

Member Profiles


Donations are always appreciated. As a non-profit team, funding is the sole responsibility of each individual team member. Handlers own their dogs, are responsible for their dog’s food, and any charges incurred at a vet. Any donations received will go toward team equipment and training to maintain a readiness for disasters like the Twin Towers in NYC on 9/11/01.

For questions concerning Training Standards or Membership Information contact any of the above members.

or… Send Donations or Letters of Interest to:

WNY SearchDogs, Inc.
6990 County Road 37
Springwater NY 14560



New York State Federation of


Search and Rescue Teams


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