Strategy #5 – Every Dollar Counts

DEVELOP EFFICIENT VIRTUAL INFRASTRUCTURE In order to keep prices down, we need to use our dollars as effectively and efficiently as possible.  We are an international organization, and the more money we save in expenses we get to invest in projects, education, advocacy and publishing to help you.

Strategy #4 – Members Deserve The Best

SAR volunteer responders go out in the middle of the night, in the rain and the cold, and take calculated risks to assist those that cannot help themselves.  For that you deserve the best of what we can offer.  The best courses, certifications, instructors, evaluators, tools, textbooks, the best everything.

Strategy #3 – This Is A Volunteer Career Not A Hobby

SAR is one of the few emergency services professions that are staffed almost completely by volunteers.  SAR is also a complex job that is made up of many perishable skills.  If you treat it like a hobby that you can pick up and drop at your whim, then you will eventually get burned (and take […]

Strategy #2 – One Place For Everyone

NASAR wants to be the “go to” for SAR.  Not just nationally, but internationally as well.  In order to be the go to for SAR we have to provide you with some value for coming and a place for us to share.  We also need to reach out to you and make you knowledgeable about […]

Strategy #1 – Every SAR Responder A Member

Starting in 2014, the Executive Director and Board of Directors adopted a new process for strategy and budget setting.  During August and September the Executive Director developed a draft multi-year strategy and complimentary budget.  In October, the Board held two budget workshops where they discussed and edited the presented draft strategy and eventually voted on […]

International Disaster Conference and Expo

This week I spent a few days at the IDCE (International Disaster Conference and Expo). I had a couple of missions while here.  First I was looking at meeting with international representatives to see if we could expand NASAR courses and examinations to their countries.  Second, I was meeting with vendors that are potential advertisers […]

Welcome To The New NASAR Community

Welcome to the new NASAR Community. This is more than just a website, it is a coordinated set of online tools that will allow members to receive and share information with other NASAR members. It will include a number of tools you are already familiar with like a calendar for courses, but eventually you will […]