Carroll County Search and Rescue, INC
Carroll County Virginia, USA
P.O. Box 367
100 Expansion Drive
Hillsville, Virginia 24343
We are a non-profit, (501-3C) volunteer, multi-disciplined Search and Rescue organization proudly serving Carroll County Virginia and the surrounding area.
The general purpose and plan of this Search and Rescue organization shall be to aid and assist in the saving of life and the preservation of property in Carroll County, Virginia, and elsewhere. We lend the services of the organization to all persons in situations dangerous to life, limb, or property.
Our mission is to train and equip search and rescue teams, to assist the Sheriff and Emergency Manager of Carroll County. We also provide services to chiefs of police, emergency managers and sheriffs of nearby cities, towns and counties, whenever emergencies arise.
Our squad building is located to facilitate a rapid response to any situation that calls for our services. We are positioned near the intersection of I-77 and RT 58 in the heart of Carroll County Virginia.
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Virginia Search and Rescue Dog Asso.
This page was last updated: October 4, 2016
Weather Station Located in Carroll County
Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads
Virginia Department of Emergency Management
FEMA Online Study Courses (ICS)
National Association for Search and Rescue
Hazardous Weather Outlook for our Area
Rainfall for VA Mountains, Updated every 15 minutes
Announcements for Search and Rescue
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Printable Application Form
Search and Rescue Tracking Institute
Training Events, Currently Planned (2016)
Rescue Accounts from CCSAR and SARTI
Tracking and Survival
Tracking Bibliography List
Upcoming Events to Support Our SAR Squad for
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The Search and Rescue Building may be rented for community and family activities. Click the button for details
Map for locating our Building.
Click on image above to enlarge the photo of the "Squad 2006"
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Local Training Events
Virginia Department of Emergency Management.
Breaking News! Will Dotson, Carroll County Search and Rescue training officer has passed a new milestone in certification level. Will has been certified as an "Operational Tracker". This moves him into the ranks of one of the nation’s most highly skilled wilderness search and rescue professions, one generally considered by many SAR people to rank among the best-trained, dedicated and knowledgeable searchers.
Outside magazine has estimated that there are fewer than 1,000 active man-trackers in America. We are fortunate to have Will as a trainer for our SAR unit. To read the article concerning Will passing this milestone, click on this link.
Call Out Standard Operating Procedures
Upcoming Training: Search and Rescue First Responder (SFR) October 8th and 9th 2016 at Carroll County Search and Rescue squad building. Beginning at 8:00 am on the 8th and ending at 5:00 pm on October 9th. Registration on the VDEM site by clicking here. Project Lifesaver: The primary mission of Project Lifesaver is to provide timely response to save lives and reduce potential injury for adults and children who wander due to Alzheimer’s, Autism, and other related conditions or disorders. To learn more click here.