Ohio Search & Rescue
What We Do
Our team is equipped to search, manage, or assist in missing person incidents with mapping and tracking capabilities to efficiently search and log searched areas. We also have several communication options that include stationary and portable repeaters for clear communication in remote areas. Our team also utilizes advanced drones with cameras and thermal capabilities.
Our team has multiple boats and trained team members that can assist with searches for drowning victims. We utilize state of the art side scan SONAR and also have a towfish to obtain stable images in deep water. Our ROV (Remote Operated Vehicle) allows us to use cameras and SONAR to clear points of interest or make body recoveries in up to 500 feet of water.
Our team is available to assist in the aftermath of tornadoes, floods, hurricanes, and other natural disasters. We can assist with clearing areas and searching for survivors as well as tracking and managing the search and recovery efforts. Our team is trained to use the NIMS framework as well as the FEMA marking system for seamless integration with other teams.
About Our Team
The Ohio SAR team was established in June 2016. Our 30 team members are from conservative Christian communities and are passionate about helping others.
Our goal is to be an effective resource and to assist local law enforcement, EMS, fire departments, park services, and other responsible agencies with missing person searches.
We strive to maintain proficiency in our skills and work hard to stay current in training and equipment . Since our team is volunteer based, we do not charge for our services. Our ultimate goal is to show the compassion and love of Christ to people in distress.
GPS Tracking & Mapping Software
Aluminum SONAR Boat
Our team works hard to be proficient at what we do. We take our certificates and training seriously and do what we can to increase our knowledge of search and rescue topics. This continued training increases our efficiency and makes our scenes safer for all involved.
All Ohio SAR team members are required to hold the following certifications:
ICS 100, 200, 700, 800 • NASAR SAR Tech II
Wilderness First Aid • Swiftwater Awareness
• CPR & First Aid
• State Approved Boaters Safety Course
• ICS 100, 200, 700, 800
• NASAR SAR Tech II
• Wilderness First Aid
• Swiftwater Awareness
Many of our team members are certified in the following areas:
Amateur Radio Operator • Advanced Wilderness Life Support
MLPI • Paramedic • Registered Nurse • Crime Scene Preservation • Lost Person Behavior • Wilderness EMT
FAA Drone License • Swiftwater Technician
• Rope Rescue Technician
• ICS 300 & 400
• Amateur Radio Operator
• Advanced Wilderness Life Support
• Registered Nurse
• Crime Scene Preservation
• Lost Person Behavior
• Wilderness EMT
• FAA Drone License
• Swiftwater Technician
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Recent Activity & Incidents
Oct 17, 2023
Oct 09, 2023
Aug 11, 2023 - Aug 13, 2023
Jul 22, 2023
Jul 21, 2023 - Jul 22, 2023
Union Furnace, OH
Jul 17, 2023
Jul 03, 2023
May 31, 2023
May 17, 2023 - May 23, 2023
Oyster Bay, NY
May 08, 2023
Apr 30, 2023
Mar 10, 2023
Mar 05, 2023
Jan 04, 2023
Dec 07, 2022
College Corner, OH
Nov 23, 2022
Nov 22, 2022 - Nov 23, 2022
Nov 09, 2022 - Nov 10, 2022
Oct 04, 2022
Aug 11, 2022
|Dates:||08/11/2023 - 08/13/2023|
|Team(s) Involved:||Missouri, Ohio|
|Dates:||07/21/2023 - 07/22/2023|
|Location:||Union Furnace, OH|
|Dates:||05/17/2023 - 05/23/2023|
|Location:||Oyster Bay, NY|
|Team(s) Involved:||Ohio, Pennsylvania|