Search and Rescue (SAR) involves locating and evacuating persons who are trapped, lost and/or injured. MSAR specializes in wilderness SAR, however, we conduct our search and rescue activities in areas ranging from cities to rugged and less-populated rural areas.
There are no requirements to join, but our members will receive specialized training in both searching – how to locate those in distress, as well as rescue training – how to retrieve, treat and deliver them to safety. Depending on your interests you will develop skills in areas such as:
- search management
- wilderness medicine
- land navigation
- leave no trace
- search and tracking techniques
- land/air evacuation
- wilderness survival
- emergency incident management
Maryland Search and Rescue is a SAR team with roots dating back to 1981. We are a part of several larger search and rescue groups, such as the Appalachian Search and Rescue Conference (ASRC).
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- There are 3 main training levels for field searchers: Call-Out Qualified, Field Team Member, and Field Team Leader. New members can participate in trainings and activities, but must show a competency and skill level to become Call-Out Qualified to go on searches.
Training Levels Estimated time to train to level Search Qualification New/“Boot“ 0 No Call-Out Qualified 3+ months Can be on SAR team Field Team Member 1-2 years Can be on SAR team Field Team Leader 3 years + (must be over 18) Leads SAR teams