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.
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
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.
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!
Check out our new Event Calendar and Event Flyer pages under the Training Tab! If you have a training or exercise event you'd like to share with the US&R community please email the flyer and details to email@example.com.
IAFC US&R Committee
The International Association of Fire Chiefs has appointed an Urban Search & Rescue Committee. This committee will provide a link between all levels of response with the common goal of recognizing a national response capability across the U.S. It will develop a collection of search and rescue-type resources that are available for all levels of response.
New Discussion Forums Online!!!
We have created a NEW DISCUSSION FORUM
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. Give it a try under the Members tab above.
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!
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.