November 5th, 2011

FERNANDO MOREIRA – Lead Instructor

Fernando Moreira is a long time member of the
Washoe County Sheriff’s Hasty Team and Washoe County Search & Rescue, Inc. He initially became interested in the art of man-tracking while serving in the Portuguese army in Angola. He has utilized his skill in tracking on a nearly daily basis for the more than years that he has been involved with Search & Rescue.

Fernando is a Nevada State P.O.S.T. certified investigative tracker and instructor. He has been a certified tracking instructor in the State of Nevada since 1997. Fernando has assisted local law enforcement officers in finding crucial evidence in several high-profile investigations, most notable, the case against Siaosi Vanisi, who brutally murdered campus police officer George Daniel Sullivan in 1997.

Fernando’s other certifications include PSD diver, swift water rescuer, Back
Country, SAR tech II, Technical Rope, and Mine Rescue. Fernando would like
to share the basics of what he has learned over the years with you. Fernando
and his associates offer tracking courses to SAR and law enforcement members.

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