Virginia Search & Rescue

Dispatch 276-451-7150

What We Do


Our team is equipped to search, manage, or assist in missing incidents with mapping and tracking capabilities to efficiently search and log searched areas. We also have portable repeaters for clear communication in remote areas. Our team also utilizes an advanced drone 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.


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.

Virginia SAR Team

About Our Team

Our team members are from across the commonwealth of Virginia with a few in Southeastern West Virginia. We officially started in early 2018 with the goal of reaching out to the missing/lost person(s), their families and emergency agencies in several ways: 1. By responding with a trained, equipped and dedicated team to search in any condition to restore loved ones to family and safety. 2. To show the love and compassion of God to all involved in their difficult times. 3. To assist local emergency agencies by providing specially trained and experienced Search and Rescue personnel and equipment.

We continue to train and work hard to become more efficient and effective. Our resources are available across the commonwealth of Virginia and the surrounding states.

Our Equipment

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Command Trailer

Sonar Boat

Inflatable Boat

GPS Tracking & Mapping Software

Our Training

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 Virginia SAR team members are required to hold the following certifications:

ICS 100, 700 & 800  •  CPR & First Aid  •  National Park Basic SAR
OSHA Blood-borne Pathogens  •  VDEM STM Course

Many of our team members are certified in the following areas:

ICS 200 & 809  •  State Approved Boaters Safety Course
Firefighter  •  Hazmat Awareness & Operation  •  EMT
VDEM STL Course  •  VDEM Management Team Operations


It was so refreshing to be with a team like you, you guys are awesome!

My blood pressure always drops when I hear you are on scene, I know everything will be alright.

Thank you so much. I cannot believe the effort that was put into finding him. We are so grateful!

Our Team

Recent Activity & Incidents

DatesIncident LocationOperationTeam(s) Involved
Jun 11, 2023Saltville, VAWildernessVirginia
May 11, 2023Luray, VAWildernessVirginia
May 06, 2023Bryson City, NCWildernessTennessee, Virginia
Apr 30, 2023Crewe, VAWildernessVirginia
Apr 04, 2023Coeburn, VAWildernessVirginia
Feb 08, 2023Luray, VAWildernessVirginia
Jan 30, 2023 - Jan 31, 2023Bentonville, VAWildernessVirginia
Jan 18, 2023Roanoke, VAWildernessVirginia
Sep 07, 2022Charlottesville, VAWildernessVirginia
Aug 23, 2022Covington, VAWildernessVirginia
Aug 17, 2022Troutdale, VAWildernessVirginia
Jul 28, 2022Troutdale, VAWildernessVirginia
Jul 10, 2022Dillwyn, VAWildernessVirginia
Jun 14, 2022Danville, VAWildernessVirginia
May 20, 2022Haysi, VAWildernessVirginia
May 17, 2022Kenbridge, VALandVirginia
Mar 19, 2022Tazewell, VAWildernessVirginia
Mar 11, 2022Keswick, VAWildernessVirginia
Mar 02, 2022Roseland, VAWildernessVirginia
Feb 09, 2022Front Royal, VAWildernessVirginia