Resources

The following links provide useful information to anyone interested in search and rescue.  Keep current on safety standards, events and more.

Organizations

NASAR: National Association for Search And Rescue
NASAR is a not-for-profit membership association dedicated to advancing professional, literary, and scientific knowledge in fields related to search and rescue. NASAR is comprised of thousands of paid and non-paid professionals interested in all aspects of search and rescue - the humanitarian cause of saving lives - throughout the United States and around the world."...that others may live."

Mountain Rescue Association
A volunteer organization dedicated to saving lives through rescue and mountain safety education. Established in 1958 at Timberline Lodge Mount Hood Oregon.

Wilderness Medical Society
The Society is a one-of-a-kind association in which physicians and other health professionals can combine their profession with their passion for wilderness. The principal purpose of the Wilderness Medical Society is to present educational programs that inform its members and others about preventing, recognizing, and treating medical problems typically encountered in wilderness situations.

FEMA Urban Search & Rescue
The National Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Response System, established under the authority of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in 1989 is a framework for structuring local emergency services personnel into integrated disaster response task forces.

National Ski Patrol
The National Ski Patrol (NSP) is a Federally Chartered nonprofit membership association dedicated to serving the public and the mountain recreation industry by providing education services about emergency care and safety.

Sanders County Search & Rescue
Our sister group located north to us that consists of approx. 50 active members and reserve members who respond to calls ranging from searches for lost hunters, swift water rescue from our rivers, mountain rescues, K9 tracking, man tracking, and much more. This group is ever growing, and as the times change and newer skills and equipment become available the group will continue to better serve the public.

Flathead County Search & Rescue, Inc.
The general purpose and plan of this Association shall be to aid and assist in the saving of life and the preservation of property in Flathead County, Montana, and elsewhere; to lend the services of the Association to all persons in situations dangerous to life, limb, or property; train and equip search and rescue teams, and to assist the Sheriff or Flathead County and the Chiefs of Police of the cities of Kalispell, Whitefish, and Columbia Falls, Montana, whenever emergencies arise.

Missoula County Sheriffs Search and Rescue
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, members of Missoula County Sheriff's Search and Rescue are on call to assist the county's residents and visitors who find themselves in need. They also answer calls for mutual aid from neighboring counties.

Whitewater Rescue Institute
The Whitewater Rescue Institute is a leader in Swiftwater Rescue trainingWe offer certified Swift Water Rescue courses throughout the United States and Internationally.  We are setting the standard for professionalism and safety in our industry.

  GENERAL SEARCH AND RESCUE
   
Appalachian Search and Rescue Conference
ERI International, Inc.
1st Special Response Group
The Foundation Center (grant info)
Idaho Mountain Search and Rescue Unit
ISSAR-Idaho State Search And Rescue
Interagency Committee on Search and Rescue (ICSAR)
Map Tools
Novasar
Santa Barbara County Sheriff's SAR Team
SAR Info
SARONE
Search and Rescue Society of British Columbia
Spokane City/County Water Rescue Team
1SRG - articles and pack lists
 
 
     

  TECHNICAL SEARCH AND RESCUE  

     
  CMCRescue.com
Cyberspace Snow and Avalanche Center
Garmin Updates and Downloads
High Angle Rescue and Access
Knot Primer-Blue Ridge Mountain Rescue
Mountain Rescue Association
Outdoor Action Guide to High Alitude and Illnesses
Rescue Dynamics-High Angle Rescue Dynamics & Rock Rescue
Waypoint+ (Garmin GPS/Win95 Interface)
Westwide Avalanche Center
 
     

  EDUCATIONAL ARTICLES   
  GENERAL INTEREST

     
  FEMA Library
Forensic Entomology
How to use a compass by Kjetil Kjernsmo
Extreme Cold: A Prevention Guide
NOAA Fire Weather
 
     
  MEDICAL SEARCH AND RESCUE 
     
  EMS Links
Wilderness Emergency Medical Services Institute
Wilderness Medical Associates
Wilderness Medicine Institute
Wilderness Medicine Outfitters
Wilderness Medicine Society
 
     

  WINTER & AVALANCHE SAR

     
  Forest Service National Avalanche Center
LSAFC-Avalanche Awareness Tutorial
 
   

  GEAR - HUMAN & OTHER

     
 

Altrec.com 
Attack OpGear (Rescue gear)
Auroralites
Backcountry Access
Backcountry Store
Black Diamond
Blue Hills Innovations-GPS supplies
BoatersWorld.com
Brunton
Cabella's
Campmor
Canine Clothiers
Cascade Tobaggan Rescue Equipment
Cascade Outfitters
Command K9 (computerized Canine record keeping database)
Crazy Creek
Dr. Down Rescue Wrap
EMS
Gall's Inc.
Garmin 
Glow Dog gear
Joe Mehaffey and Jack Yeazel's GPS Information Website
Police Dog
Maptech
Mitten Mountain Outfitters
Maptech-Topo maps, charts & GPS software
Mountain Gear
Mountainsmith Packs
Mountain Zone.com
Nitro-Pak Preparedness Center, Inc.
Northwest River Supplies
Omniglow
Orion Ambulance Sleds
Outdoor Research
Patagonia
Pelican Lights
POP-GPS supplies and products
Primus
REI
Rescue Response Gear LLC
Rock-N-Rescue Rope and Safety
SAR Camp Equipment Company
Sawyer Products Insect Repellent 
Search Gear
Sierra Trading Post
Survival On Snow (SOS)
Teeft Equipment for SAR
Textile Outfitters
ICS Internet
Topo Zone-free Topo maps 
Travel Medicine, Inc. 
Wolf Packs Dog Gear

 
     

  SWIFTWATER & DIVE SEARCH AND RESCUE 

     
  Dive Rescue.com-public resource of dive rescue teams
Dive Rescue International
International Association of Dive Rescue Specialists (IADRS)
The Public Safety Divers Source
 
   

  MAN TRACKING SEARCH AND RESCUE 

     
 

Joel Hardin Professional Tracking Services
Man Tracking / Sign Cutting
Idaho Mountain SAR Unit - Tracking Quiz

 
   

  CANINE SEARCH AND RESCUE 

     
  Absaroka Search Dogs
Beartooth Search Dogs
Bill Tolhurst Detection Dogs
Cadaver Dog's
California Rescue Dog Association (CARDA)
Canadian Avalanche Rescue Dog Association (CARDA)
Canine Solutions International
Chiens d'Avalanche (in French)
Dr. P's Dog Training Library
First Aid for SAR Dogs
Georgia Rescue Dog Association, Inc.
How to Choose a Belgian Puppy for Search And Rescue - by Kim Gilmore
Idaho Search and Rescue Dogs
Institute for K9 Forensics
Jona Decker's Scent in a Bottle
Mark-9 Search and Rescue
Midatlantic D.O.G.S.
National Bloodhound Association of Switzerland 
Sedgwick County Emergency Management K-9 Search Team
Squaw Valley Avalanche Rescue Dogs
Police Tracking in Rural Areas
 
   
Subpages (1): Video
Comments