7th Annual SAR GIS Workshop Concludes

The NAPSG Foundation and Columbia College GIS Program held SARGIS7 November 12-15 in Sonora, CA.  The workshop materials are now available.  See the website here: http://wisarandgis.blogspot.com/2015/11/sargis7-report.html

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SARTECH Recertification Deadline Swiftly Approaching

SARTECH RECERT DEADLINE IS APPROACHING - PLEASE READ

The January 1st, 2016 deadline for recertification of the SARTECH series qualifications is swiftly approaching.

Recertification of SARTECH certifications is now required every 3 years for NASAR to stay in compliance with ASTM F3069 (Requirements for Bodies that Operate Certification Programs in the Field of Search and Rescue).

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New Instructor and Lead Evaluator Equivalency Policy

NASAR has adopted a new policy for the appointment of Instructors and Lead Evaluators using equivalency.  This has been a topic of concern for many members over the past few years.  The Board of Directors recently was able to adopt a new and more restrictive policy that NASAR believes will maintain the high quality that we strive for, and yet provide instruction and lead evaluation privileges quickly for agencies that are seeking NASAR courses and certifications and have trouble finding qualified Instructors and Lead Evaluators near them.

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K9 Tactical Emergency Casualty Care Working Group

The K9 Tactical Emergency Casualty Care Working Group Publishes New White Paper On Challenges Facing Pre-Hospital Care For Operational K-9s Injured In The Line Of Duty.

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NASAR Sponsors 9th Annual National Missing & Unidentified Persons' Conference

NASAR is proud to be a sponsor for the National Criminal Justice Training Centers 9th Annual National Missing & Unidentified Missing Person's Conference.  Come visit Chris Boyer the Executive Director or attend the presentation by Director Kim Kelly on Alzheimers.

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SAR RESPONDER SAFETY ALERT

NASAR ISSUES NATIONWIDE SAR RESPONDER SAFETY ALERT 

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NASAR Announces Election Results for 2016

NASAR held it's annual Board of Directors Election in August, and the results are in !

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NASAR Announces UAS Position Paper

NASAR provides advocacy on Search And Rescue (SAR) issues for the entire SAR profession and community.  This paper presents the NASAR position regarding the use of Unmanned Aerial Systems commonly referred to as drones in SAR.

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Report on Alternatives to Pyrotechnic Distress Signals

The USCG R&D Center executed a multi-year effort to develop a specification for a LED signal that could be an alternative to pyrotechnic, maritime distress signal flares as visual signals.

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TARS Announces Adoption Of NASAR State-wide

The Tennessee Association of Rescue Squads (TARS) has recently adopted all of NASAR's products as the standard of care state-wide.  

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