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

Structures Specialist (StS) Regional Training Course

On behalf of the National US&R Response System, in conjunction with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), a Structures Specialist (StS) “Regional Training” (RT) Course will be held on July 24, 2021.

This training course is offered to StS personnel who need initial or refresher training in Damaged Building Assessment, Shoring Size-up/Design, Survey 123, Precast/Prestressed/Post-tensioned Concrete review, and Dam/Levee assessments during an US&R response. Students who completed StS1 training and any previous RT training are highly encouraged to attend this RT “skills enhancement” session. This training will sharpen and add to knowledge that will enhance System capabilities and readiness. The regional training curriculum is updated and revised every two years, and this will be the fifth opportunity to receive the unique topics presented for the 2020-2021 Version 6.  See additional information and registration details below.

Small & Large Animal Floodwater Rescue

Open enrollment class scheduled for July 31-August 1, 2021 in Virginia.  Click button below for flyer and additional information.

SUSAR BYLAWS - PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD IS OPEN

The SUSAR By-Laws have been revised and will be open for public comment until close of business on Friday, June 18, 2021.  You may review the proposed draft by clicking the button below.  The current version, which was updated in 2019, is also available for review by clicking the ABOUT tab above.  Please submit all comments or suggestions by email to Kevin Lyne at lyne@mabas-il.org.


SUSAR Board of Directors

2021 SUSAR/MSOC Virtual Conference

The State Urban Search and Rescue Alliance (SUSAR) and the Medical Special Operations Community  (MSOC) are proud to invite all first responders to this year’s official SUSAR/MSOC virtual conference. Please join us May 19 and 20 for an excellent training and networking opportunity!  Click the button below for an informational flyer and to REGISTER!  Hope to see you there!


9/11 PROMISE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The 9/11 Promise awards scholarships to the children of first responders and veterans.  Click below to learn more about the 9/11 Promise program and see a list of 2020 scholarship recipents.

Trench Rescue-Advanced

Paratech webinar on Tuesday, January 12th at 10am CST.   Hosted by Ron Zawlocki and Craig Dashner
Duration 60 min presentation with 30 min QA; Focus on TL method of soil forces calculation

Registrants receive a coupon for 30% off and free ground shipping on Trench Rescue 3rd Edition.

We recommend attendees bring a pad and pencil to take notes, this will be a technical presentation. 

Search Dog Foundation Announces Grant Program

The Search Dog Foundation (SDF) is announcing a grant program for non-SDF trained canine search teams.  See attachments for frequently asked questions or contact SDF at program@searchdogfoundation.org to apply.

EMAP Virtual Cohort Training

Due to COVID-19, EMAP has transitioned the EMAP US&R Standard 2-2019 to a virtual environment. The Virtual EMAP US&R Standard 2-2019 Cohort Training is four (4) weeks in length, requiring the participation of attendees in one (1) afternoon session and small group work weekly. The Virtual EMAP US&R Standard 2-2019 Cohort Training will occur on January 7, 21, 28, and February 4, 2021 from 12-5pm EST.  

CLICK BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION!

Update from Code 3 Associates

Click below for an update from Eric Thompson with Code 3 Associates regarding animal rescue training.

FEMA US&R Computer Based Training

Due to the overwhelming response to the FEMA US&R Computer Based Training courses, each course will now have a $10 administration fee to cover the cost for hosting and maintaining student records of completion on the TEEX website server. Still fantastic training for a small cost.  Check out their selection of rescue courses at www.teex.org/program/rescue/

GET COLLEGE CREDIT FOR US&R TRAINING

Working on an undergraduate or graduate degree?  The University of Alaska-Fairbanks has a new program that awards college credit for previously completed US&R training!  Check out the GM and UAF flyer under the Training tab above or click the button below.

COVID-19 Resources

There are documents posted under the INFO tab that provide current information on the COVID-19 pandemic.  As always, the SUSAR board stands ready to assist in any way we can during these trying times.  You can find our contact information under the ABOUT tab above.  STAY SAFE!

The State Urban Search and Rescue Alliance (SUSAR) is a non-profit organization established to promote and support state urban search and rescue teams across the United States.