Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM)

Follow this link to learn more about VDEM's Ground Search and Rescue College (GSAR). GSAR typically runs their amazing courses at least once a year, sometimes twice. The course last for 2 full weekends and offer basic outdoor camping accommodations. You must be affiliated with a Virginia SAR group (with or without canines) to sign up for courses. The courses fill up quickly, so when registration opens, do not hesitate.

--GSAR offers courses for:

  1. Field Team Member (FTM)
  2. Field Team Leader (FTL)
  3. Field Team Sign-Cutter (FTS)
  4. Managing Land Search Operations (MLSO)