Search and Rescue (SAR) Training Online


Online Search and Rescue Training

Intro:  Free Search and Rescue Training via eMail

If you're not sure if you're ready to commit to search and rescue yet, this introductory course is delivered via email over 2 weeks.  

  • The emails are comprised of the same introductory lessons available for free in the full SAR Fundamentals course (opens in new tab).
  • Click below to learn more and to enroll at no cost or obligation.  
  • You can unsubscribe with 1-click at any time.

However, if you're already to commit to building your search and rescue knowledge, please keep reading ...

Search and Rescue (SAR) Training Online

Designed for groups and individuals, these courses provide a solid foundation for on-boarding new members and for providing refresher training to existing members.

Group Enrollment

I'm pleased to offer a Group Enrollment opportunity for teams recognizing the value in consistently and efficiently on-boarding new members and refreshing existing members.

Significant discounts are available for groups, too.

The current catalog of online search and rescue courses is below.  Benefits to your team of enrolling in these courses include:

  • Certificates issued
  • Team controls enrollment
  • Transcripts available 
  • Self-paced
  • Access on any device
  • Note taking app built-in
  • Access to course developer
  • 1-year of full access


Begin by clicking the "Group Enrollment" button below, select your customized list of courses and start adding your members.  Keep scrolling to learn more about scholarship opportunities for groups.

Course Catalog


Know Before You Enroll

Did you know that training industry experts believe that by the year 2020, nearly 85% of all on-boarding, foundation, and refresher training will take place online? (via E-Learn-Info Industry Report - 2016)

Read more about the advantages of online education below (articles open in a new tab):


Group Scholarship Application

I provide a limited number of scholarships to groups - particularly non-profit groups - that are committed to improving the state of leadership.   


In-Person Search and Rescue Training

After nearly 20 years of responding and delivering search and rescue training in the field, my principal support of SAR is now on helping teams build stronger foundations via online training.

In addition, I provide many other opportunities to advance your crisis leadership, such as:


SAR Supplies

FEMA Search Stickers & Structural Assessment Stickers

Required for use in a disaster by Presidential Directive, these are the official stickers used by the nation's local, state and federal Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) teams.  

Only limited quantities are in stock so order early, particularly during hurricane season!

  • FEMA Search Marking Stickers

    FEMA Search Marking Sticker

    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $750.00$4,600.00
    Select options
  • FEMA Structural Hazard Assessment Stickers

    FEMA Structural Hazard Assessment Sticker

    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $750.00$4,600.00
    Select options


The Response Leadership Sequence™ Book

Learn more about my best-selling book, The Response Leadership Sequence, by clicking below.


Search and Rescue Downloads and Cheat Sheets

Job aids that I've used and shared with my SAR students through the years to simplify your response so you can focus on the mission.

Free Search and Rescue (SAR) Pocket Card

Free, downloadable reference card with the markings, symbols and tactics used by FEMA Urban Search & Rescue responders and anyone responding to a disaster environment.  Learn more here or download below.

Free Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) Pocket Card

Free, downloadable reference card with the strategies and checklists to inspect and document markings, symbols and tactics used by FEMA Urban Search & Rescue responders and anyone responding to a disaster environment.  Learn more here or download below.

Other Search and Rescue Downloads

  • 4 Pillars of Better Instruction and Classroom Management

    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $0.00
    Learn More
  • 6 Key Tips for Helping & Rewarding the Working Dog

    $3.99
    Add to cart
  • Crisis Mgmt and Event Planning

    Event Management and Crisis Response DIY Workbook

    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $129.00
    Add to cart
  • Sale!

    Family Travel Safety Plan

    Rated 4.50 out of 5
    $29.00 $19.00
    Add to cart
  • IAP ICS Forms Workbook

    Incident Action Plan (IAP) ICS Forms Workbook

    Rated 4.00 out of 5
    $0.00
    Add to cart
  • Instructor Activity Tracking Workbook

    $21.00
    Add to cart
  • Mass Casualty Disaster Planning Medical Scenarios

    $0.00
    Add to cart
  • Pre-Mission Planning Worksheet

    Rated 3.00 out of 5
    $0.00
    Add to cart
  • Preliminary Damage Assessment Pocket Card v1.1

    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $0.00
    Download Free
  • Resident Accountability Form and Instructions

    $0.00
    Add to cart
  • FEMA Search Marking

    Search & Rescue Pocket Card v1.1

    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $0.00
    Download Free
  • Bad Apples

    Workplace Spoilers – The Origin of Job Stress.

    $0.00
    Add to cart


Search and Rescue Insights via Blog

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Search and Rescue Glossary

Click below to access some of the most common terms and phrases used in Search and Rescue (opens in new tab):

Search and Rescue Glossary


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