Search and Rescue (SAR) 

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Kentucky Search and Rescue (SAR) Program is governed by Kentucky Revised Statutes Chapter 39F and its accompanying regulations KAR 106.

The SAR Program is also a support function to the counties, local rescue squads and other emergency services organizations who perform search, rescue and recovery operations for lost, missing and overdue persons.

Search and Rescue training courses are offered several times a year, free of charge. 

A Search and Rescue Grant program allows Search and Rescue Teams, eligible under KRS 39F.120, to apply for funding that may be used to replace minimum equipment as may be required by Kentucky Administrative Regulation and to acquire optional specialty equipment to expand the types of services provided by a rescue squad."

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 SAR Forms

First Report Of Injury Form99 KB
KYEM Form 16 - Appointment of Search and Rescue Coordinator342 KB
KYEM Form 410 Quarterly Training Report97 KB
KYEM Form 410 Quarterly Training Report30 KB
KYEM Form 420 Quarterly Incident Report84 KB
KYEM Form 430 Quarterly Active Membership List86 KB
KYEM Form 460 - Rescue Aid Application Minimum Equip284 KB
KYEM Form 465 Cumulative Equipment Inventory284 KB
KYEM-ISRID Form 400 Instructions206 KB

 SAR Documents

Clue Awareness During Searches144 KB
ERI IA 6 Step Forms89 KB
FY 15 Rescue Aid Fund Awardees182 KB
Helicopter Safety Powerpoint3198 KB
KY SAR Database 2007-2015 1 27 159368 KB
KY SAR Database 2007-20151322 KB
KYEM Form 400 Mission Notification and Report ISRID data collection form PLATINUM298 KB
Lost Person Ouestionnaire86 KB
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Radio Frequencies from KSP672 KB
Mission Ready Package (MRP) Template Personnel Equipment Costing162 KB
SAR Field Search Methods140 KB
SAR Leadership Forum Slides 1-26-151534 KB
SAR Ready Pack - The Ten Essentials50 KB
SAR Survey Results Jan 2015368 KB
Search and Rescue Committee Info Sheet 1-22-15212 KB
Search Urgency Form105 KB
UTM Practice Map3312 KB

SAR Sub Committee


Rich Knighten
State SAR Coordinator

After Hours Call:
KYEM Duty Officer:

Operations desk:


 Reading UTM Coordinates