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Mission Statement

The mission of NCSARAC is to advocate for the search and rescue mission in the State of North Carolina by partnering with state and local jurisdictions to promote skilled, trained, and available resources for the search and rescue mission and by providing education, resources, and exercise opportunities.

To accomplish this mission, the NCSARAC has an MOU with North Carolina Emergency Management to enable us to:

  • Promote SAR as a specialized function within emergency services, requiring specialized training and equipment to support SAR operations properly.

  • Identify and promote specialized training needs and requirements to be an effective SAR resource.

  • Identify, vet, and publish a listing of qualified SAR resources for the state.

  • Establish formal means of communications and networking among SAR resources.

  • Coordinate and provide consultation, expert testimony, and other related services on search and rescue subjects at the request of Federal, State, local, and other agencie