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)?
Category Archives: New Member
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
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 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
Positive Mental Attitude (PMA) is a key element of survival and perhaps the only aspect of a survival situation that you have total control over. As opposed to survival elements that are out of your control: weather, availability of food … Continue reading
MSAR members must acquire gear to be qualified to respond to searches; a “24 hour pack” or emergency response pack. All team members are required to carry the same set of items, so we always know what our resources are. … Continue reading
Ten Essentials There are many 10 essential lists. Each outdoor company, outdoor group, camp, etc. has developed their own version. If you are unsure, do research into your desired activity and create a reasonable list of items you should bring … Continue reading
To pick up where we left off… MSAR members are alerted to an emergency, arrive on scene and sign in. At the search base, which may be in a field, at a fire department, or even in the front yard … Continue reading