Our Mission…

As the Ohio Search and Rescue Association our mission is to provide a consistent, unified, expert voice on behalf of the Ohio search and rescue community, and to facilitate the development and maintenance of an effective search and rescue system in Ohio.

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Goals of the association:

  • ​Provide expert advice regarding search and rescue operations and management in Ohio.
  • Promote professional, collaborative relationships between the Ohio search and rescue community and authorities involved in the direction, control, support and coordination of search and rescue efforts in Ohio.
  • Support the provision of high quality training for the Ohio search and rescue community.
  • Support the development and maintenance of a comprehensive Ohio search and rescue resource database.
  • Support the development and maintenance of a system to request (call out) all types of search and rescue resources in Ohio.
  • Support the development of appropriate training and operational standards for search and rescue resources in Ohio.
    Inform the public regarding search and rescue prevention and response in Ohio.

  • Support the collection and analysis of search and rescue mission data in Ohio.