U.S. SARR CorpsAlternate Name / Acronym
U.S.SARR CorpsParent Organization
U.S. SARR CorpsOptions: Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
Mission - "Dedicated to bringing home the missing" Whether it is the missing individual or those suddenly affected due to a disaster.
Vision - To elevate the status of volunteer Search, Rescue and Recovery (SARR) to a professional level - as unpaid professionals.
This is being accomplished by establishing professional training, striving for legislation to accept Search and Rescue as the fourth public safety response and providing a base for developing a national SARR system.
U.S.SARR Corps came into being some 40 years ago as Rescue 40, Search and Rescue/Disaster Response Team.
Over several years the unit registered in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia as a nonprofit Search and Rescue organization. 1990 saw the establishment of the Rescue 40 training program as a formal means of training for its volunteers. this program enables a continuous entry of new members and a method of providing ongoing training and upgrades in systems. Around 2000 the unit changed its name to better identify its dedicated mission for the looking for missing persons and to better strive for a national system. The new name became U.S. (United States,) SARR (Search, Rescue, Recovery), Corps. It has become the pilot program of this endeavor. Today it is in the process of net working and bringing together other teams and organizations under a unified umbrella to develop a SARR response system rather than a cluster of teams and individuals. The system establishes the position of SARR*Tech (Search,Rescue,Recovery Technician).
Unfortunately there are no national systems of accreditation for search and rescue. In reality there are a number of independent ones with a variety of acceptance such as Red Cross wilderness First Aid, K9 Search Dog certification etc.
This circumstance is one on the main reasons for the SARR Corps concept, to elevate the profession.Affiliations
Pennsylvania Search and Rescue Council, Ohio Federation SAR Dogs. Society For The Scientific Detection of
Crime, Centre for Forensic & Investigative Assistance
Non-profit corporationFunding Sources
Independent fund raising activities.
Rogers Community Auction
Beaver County Festival of Trees
|Name*||Title/Description (Executive Director, Vice President, etc.)||Phone Number 1||Phone Number 2||Fax Number||Email Address|
|Ronald Wisbith||Region Directoremail@example.com|
|Ron Wisbith||Region Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Contact InformationContact Phone Numbers
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|Email*||Title / Description (Director, General, Intake, etc.)|
|Website*||Title / Description (National, Local office, etc.)|
|WWW.us srr org|
318 8th Street
Beaver Falls, PA 15010
Tri-State Area and beyondServices ProvidedService Description
We are a volunteer Search, Rescue, and Recovery organization.
24/7Fees/Cost for Services
Formalized TrainingRequired Documentation
Academy CertificationHow to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Emergency - 412.303.5650
Non emergency 724.847.0900
Physical Fitness RequirementsLanguages Spoken or Available
Must complete U.S. SARR Corps Academy course of instruction and certification