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

October 22, 2020

Earthquake Readiness & Resources

Join us for this virtual seminar to learn about available geospatial resources and innovations from recent responses to earthquakes.  Click button below for more information.

October 20, 2020

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!

October 06, 2020

Canine Certification Evaluation - Live Find

The USAR Foundation is hosting an open Certification Evaluation for Live-Find disaster search & rescue teams in Memphis, TN on December 5-6, 2020.  The event is sponsored by the Search Dog Foundation (SDF) and includes opportunities for shadowing evaluators during the CE.  Click below for more information and application. 

September 29, 2020

Canine FSA Scheduled for November 2020 in Vermont

VT-TF1 in hosting a Foundation Skills Assessment on November 5th, 2020 in Colchester, Vermont.  Click button below for flyer.

Applying Drones & Imagery for Disaster Management

Join us for Part 1 of this 2-Part virtual seminar series on how drones and imagery are transforming the landscape of disaster response and providing data to inform community resiliency efforts.  Check out this online event on July 28th from 2:00 to 3:00 PM EDT

June 15, 2020

Update from Code 3 Associates

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

June 09, 2020

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 by clicking the button below. 

June 09, 2020

Open Community Forum: COVID-19 Technology & GIS Hot Wash Part 1

The NAPSG Foundation is hosting a virtual seminar on Tuesday, June 23rd from 2-3:30 PM ET.  Click below for flyer.

June 04, 2020

Hugh Stott-IL-TF1 Update

Hugh Stott was a founding member of Illinois Task Force 1.  He retired after 30+ years in the fire service and most recently served as a Plans Manager on IL-TF1.  In January 2020, Hugh was diagnosed with ALS.  Click the button below to read an update from Kevin Stott on his dad's condition.  There is also a fundraiser set up in Hugh's name with the Les Turner ALS Foundation.  If you'd like to support that fundraiser by purchasing a shirt, you can find the link in at the bottom of Kevin's letter.  Please keep Hugh, his family, and the members of IL-TF1 in your prayers.

May 29, 2020


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.

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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.