How can I learn about search and rescue?

Long story short: The best way to learn about search and rescue (SAR) is to join your local search and rescue team. If you live in Riverside County, California, visit Join RMRU for information on joining our team. If you live outside of Riverside County, try our Links page to find a team near you.

If you are looking to gain SAR training without joining a team, it may be difficult to find because SAR courses are not as readily available as, let's say, EMT training. However, most SAR teams have their own training program and will teach you everything you need to know.

Some teams do not have a thorough training program and rely on outside courses to train their team members. Those teams usually require that you complete a course before you can join or shortly thereafter. One organization the provides these courses is NASAR.