MSAR is looking for new members!
- Currently, we are looking for Wilderness First Responders and experienced EMS providers with Maryland EMR, EMT, CRT or Paramedic certification.
- Are you available to respond to SAR/Wilderness EMS incidents in Maryland and thru out the Mid-Atlantic area?
- Are you physically fit and mentally tough?
- Are you a military veteran looking for an important mission?
- If you're a young person, at least 14 years in age, do you want to become a leader and learn about Wilderness Search and Rescue?
- Are you interested in a career with Police, Fire, Rescue, Teaching, or Park Service?
- Are you retired and looking to use your skills to help a growing non-profit organization (e.g. Fund raising, Organizational Development, Outreach, Team Dispatch)?
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A SAR field team is never a single person, for obvious safety reasons. Depending on the task assignment and field conditions, a team may vary from two to as many as twenty or more. It is useful to think about … Continue reading
So you are about to camp out. This may be planned or unplanned depending on how you day has gone. Hopefully you have given yourself some good options – because there are many ways to sleep in the woods. If … Continue reading
There are groups that are more prone, or at risk, to being lost and involved with Search and Rescue than others. Some of the traditional SAR subjects include… A child who wanders away from their home and gets lost People … Continue reading
Its been a while since I have posted to our blog, but I hope that this post will be helpful to you if you want to become a searcher with our team. As you train to become qualified to search, lead search … Continue reading
As a traditional "ground team" Maryland Search and Rescue does not directly work with or rely on SAR dogs / K9s, or require members to have a search dog. If an MSAR member is interested, they will have opportunities to … Continue reading
By clicking on this link, Maryland Search and Rescue Inc, a 501c3 non-profit, will receive 0.5% of all eligible AmazonSmile purchases. Go ahead and buy those hiking boots, a headlamp, a jacket, a compass… whatever… and know that you are … Continue reading
Search and Rescue Knots Knots are important for search and rescue because a good rope can be made to serve many purposes. Here are the ones that members are required to learn as a minimum body of knowledge For Call-Out … Continue reading
If you want to do Search and Rescue work, you need to be familiar with the the Incident Command System (ICS). Whether you are a volunteer SAR team member, a community member, or an emergency responder (like a police officer … Continue reading
If you are interested in orienteering, or becoming more familiar with maps and compasses, an MSAR member is teaching four orienteering classes for Catoctin Mountain Park. March 16, 22, 23, 29 @ 1 PM Each class starts in the visitor … Continue reading