Ground Searchers

Our "Ground Pounders" (SAR Tech IIs) are one of our most important resources, though unfortunately one that is sometimes overlooked. Our Search Techs play a crucial role in every search, whether that be on a team of peers, leading a group of convergent volunteers, working as a flanker for a K9 Team or working in Incident Command.

Ground Searchers have the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to perform effective ground search and support tasks in typical wilderness and urban/suburban environments. Our Ground Searchers are certified at least to the NASAR SAR Technician II level and are certified in First Aid and CPR.


Ground Search Training

Every year STAR 1 offers a SAR Boot Camp to prepare prospective members for a professional volunteer career in Search and Rescue. Contact us for more information.