About DELMARVA Search and Rescue

DELMARVA Search and Rescue is a professional, volunteer organization comprised of military, fire/rescue, medical/EMS, police/corrections, and civilian trained responders all working towards one goal ... to preserve life when the odds are stacked against the victim. Our team can be broken down into three major areas:

Members of our team specialize and cross train in many areas. Within the first 6 months of membership, we require that all members:
      Keep current CPR and First Aid certifications
      Demonstrate basic SAR principals and skills to become FTM (Field Team Member)
      Become certified in FEMA CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)
      Achieve NASAR SARTECH II certification or higher (Year 1)
     Additionally, many members are:
      NASAR Certified as:
     Rescue Tech II
     Lead Evaluators & Instructors
      Nationally Registered EMTs
      Trained in Preservaton of Evidence / Crime Scene Behavior
      Certified Canine handlers NASAR/NSDA
      Natural Awarness Tracking School Trained Signcutters
      Search Managers
      Trained in Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)

Ground Search and Rescue
Our team trains to, and requires certification in, the NASAR SARTECH standards.  Additionally, we have members who have completed the Managing Lost Person Incidents (MLPI) training, attended the National Search & Rescue School for I-SAR (Inland SAR), and other Search Management courses.  Each member has completed hundreds of hours of SAR-related training and field work.

As needed, our SAR team can deploy with trained  search dogs, signcutters ("mantrackers") and other specialized units.

Canine Search and Rescue
We currently have operational canines and others training for SAR work. We train and utilize airscenting and HRD canines. The team regularly trains with other canine SAR teams in the region. The team has mutual aid agreements with other agencies, so we can deploy operational HRD, airscenting, and tracking dogs as requested.

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
All team members have First Aid and CPR Pro certifications, and are encouraged to train to at least Wilderness First Responder. Wew also train members in K9 and Equine Emergency Care.  Additionally, we have many members who are nationally registered Emergency Medical Technicians. In addition to providing medical care for lost persons, we are able to deploy to mass casualty events and assist in disaster medical situations.

Emergency Response Team (ERT)
All team members are trained in the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program.  This gives our members the training and experience needed to assist in disaster situations to provide basic fire suppression, medical care, and urban SAR support so that the local public safety groups can concentrate on the highest-priority issues.  DELMARVA Search & Rescue also has CERT instructors on staff to train other community groups to the same levels of preparedness so that additional trained, organized help can be brought to needy areas.


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