A Sad Loss for the Entire US&R Community.

Jim Riley (NJ-TF1) the inaugural recipient of the Jim Riley Leadership Award. More

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December 06, 2019


We a number of links to ICS and US&R training on the Kansas State Fire Marshal's website.  Check them out by clicking the button below.

December 06, 2019

Check out the SUSAR Mobile App

You can get the SUSAR mobile app to stay in touch on the go by clicking on IPhone or clicking on Android.

November 22, 2019


The 2020 SUSAR/MSOC Conference will be held November 8-12, 2020 in Columbia, South Carolina.  Save the Dates and be sure and join us for another great conference!

November 22, 2019

Rayanne Chamberlain Named 2019 Jim Riley Award Recipient

Rayanne Chamberlain, Michigan Task Force 1, was recognized as the recipient of the 2019 Jim Riley Award at our annual conference in Wichita.  Rayanne has served in multiple positions on MI-TF1 and has been a member of the SUSAR Board of Directors since 2013, serving as the Secretary/Treasurer during her tenure.  Please join us in congratulating Rayanne on this well-deserved recognition!

November 07, 2019

Get Your SUSAR Gear & Apparel

Click SHOP on the menu above or click the button below to order your official SUSAR gear and apparel!

November 04, 2019

TEEX Rescue Program Publishes 2020 Open Enrollment Schedule

Click on the TRAINING tab in the menu above or the button below to view the 2020 Rescue Program Open Enrollment Schedule!

October 01, 2019

L-960 NIMS All Hazards Division/Group Supervisor - October 1-3, 2019 at Miami Dade Fire Training Center.

January 09, 2018

New SUSAR Forums Online!!!

We have created a NEW SUSAR Forum here at SUSAR.ORG!

These forums are designed to facilitate discussions among the various functional areas of our US&R Task Forces. We encourage team members as well as industry professionals, to utilize these forums to share information throughout the organization. This is a great way to share new techniques, training ideas, ask questions of people from other Task Forces.  One of the things that SUSAR was founded on was a way to share information. What's working and what's not working?  How does MI-TF1 handle annual canine training? How does AL-TF1 manage cache inventory? How does FL-TF3 manage multiple agency agreements? How does TX-TF2 work with the State Division of Emergency Management? How does IL-TF1 manage agreements with civilian members and liability issues? etc.

This is a great way to create an ongoing dialog to help each of our teams work together to improve the State US&R systems.

Give it a try!!!       Click Here!

January 01, 2020

SUSAR Instructor Application Now Online

If you are interested in becoming a certified SUSAR Instructor, Please click on the link below and complete the SUSAR Instructor Application Form. The form should be emailed to ​​

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January 01, 2020

Collapse rescue: Attention to detail is critical in safe shoring operations

SUSAR's own Bob Duemmel (NY-TF2) has written an article for Fire Rescue 1 about safe shoring operations for the Fire Service. 

"Collapse responses have become more and more prevalent in the fire service community. From small departments to large multi-agency teams, shoring operations are taking place more frequently than ever before."

Read the full article here!

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