We are a 27 member team with members in Harrisonburg, Wytheville, Tazewell and beyond. All members have the required VDEM STM (Search Team Member) certification, a minimum of First Aid and CPR (Several EMT’s and First responders) and IS 100, 200, 700 and 800 certifications. We currently have 6 STL (Search Team Leader) certified members and 2 MTM (Search Management) certified members. We are made up of conservative Mennonite Christians. We strive for excellence in training, response and interaction with others involved during these situations.
Our Command Trailer is equipped with a programmable Radio Repeater, a radio cache, computerized mapping and GPS tracking for all operations.
SAR boat– We are currently raising funds for water rescue and recovery equipment. This includes as 20’ custom Aluminum rescue boat with a jet drive motor. A Humminbird Helix 12 gen 2 SONAR unit.
- Help local authorities search for lost or missing persons
- Rescue injured people in wilderness areas
- Show the love of Jesus to missing persons and their families
- Show our neighbors who God is by a faith that works (James 2:26)
- Train teams and have them ready to respond at short notice
- Equip teams with the proper tools needed to organize and coordinate searches
- Have people available to provide spiritual support for the families and friends of missing persons
I don’t even know where to begin thanking you guys for finding my uncle Thursday afternoon. You guys are angels!
I would like to thank you all for your dedication and commitment to finding my father. I am so thankful to still have him with us all because of your amazing team!
Would you like to help support the work of Search & Rescue?
Funds are needed to help cover the cost of equipment and Search & Rescue operations. If you wish to help, please use the donate button below. Thank you for helping to reach out to distressed people here in the United States.
For more information about Search & Rescue, contact CAM at 330.893.4820.
Closure and comfort after tragic drowning
This summer the Ohio Search & Rescue team responded to the tragic drowning of Keith Schlabach, local to CAM’s headquarters in Berlin.
Searching for the lost
Oklahoma Search & Rescue team joined 30 agencies—tribal, state, federal, and local authorities—working together, searching for a lost boy.
In the forest for three days
The beauty surrounding Josh as he dangled his feet in the creek was delightful. But he saw none of the beautiful forest that enveloped him.
“No words to adequately express our gratitude”
Search & Rescue was started in 2016 as an arm of Rapid Response. Searching for the lost and missing gives us the chance to reach out.
“It was just a miracle!”
Amelia, who was mostly non-verbal, was calling loudly for help. She was stuck in the mud and unable to move. “It was just a miracle!”