SAR Training & Resources

This page is intended for those in Search & Rescue (SAR) and gives an overview set of material. Nothing here is meant to replace any new dog training. It is always advised to seek professional Dog Obedience training. In addition, this page has many links to:

  • STANDARDS
  • SAR GEAR
  • SAR TEAMS IN VA
  • POINT FORECASTS FOR SAR TRAINING
  • WEATHER PRESENTATIONS FOR SAR
  • MAP/TOPO DATA

TRAINING BREAKDOWN:

NIMS – The National Incident Management System

Every Search & Rescue Responder within the United States should be familiar with the NIMS courses. NIMS provides a unified and systemic approach to a search emergency, among other things. Under the Department of Homeland Security, NIMS was developed to integrate all agencies involved with a search, from the emergent volunteer to the governmental organizations and local law enforcement.

Most SAR personnel are required to take the following NIMS courses:

  1. ICS 100 –  Introduction to the Incident Command System
  2. ICS 200 – ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
  3. ICS 700 – National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction
  4. ICS 800- National Response Framwork, An Introduction
  5. ICS 809 – Emergency Support Function (ESF) #9 – Search and Rescue

SAR GROUPS – VIRGINIA & NATIONAL

K9 GROUPS
VA SAR Groups

 

 

POINT FORECAST FROM THE NWS FOR EACH TRAINING LOCATION

VIRGINIA COUNTY MAP

TRAINING AIDS/PRESENTATION MATERIAL

SAR/CANINE LINKS

SAR GEAR

 

 

 

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