Search and Rescue

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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 Documents
Clue Awareness During SearchesDownload
ERI IA 6 Step FormsDownload
FY 15 Rescue Aid Fund AwardeesDownload
Helicopter Safety PowerpointDownload
KY SAR Database 2007-2017 2017 Feb01Download
Lost Person OuestionnaireDownload
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Radio Frequencies from KSPDownload
Mission Ready Package (MRP) Template Personnel Equipment CostingDownload
SAR Field Search MethodsDownload
SAR Leadership Forum Slides 1-26-15Download
SAR MOUDownload
SAR Ready Pack - The Ten EssentialsDownload
SAR Survey Results Jan 2015Download
Search and Rescue Committee Info Sheet 1-22-15Download
Search Urgency FormDownload
UTM Practice MapDownload
SAR Forms
First Report Of Injury FormDownload
KYEM Form 16 - Appointment of Search and Rescue CoordinatorDownload
KYEM Form 410 Quarterly Training Report.Download
KYEM Form 420 Quarterly Incident ReportDownload
KYEM Form 430 Quarterly Active Membership ListDownload
KYEM Form 460 - Rescue Aid Application Minimum EquipDownload
KYEM Form 465 Cumulative Equipment InventoryDownload

State SAR Coordinator
Dustin Heiser

SAR Grant Information

After Hours Call:
KYEM Duty Officer:

KYEM SAR Ready Kit Forms
Websites and Social Media

KY Dive Team Standards Documents

Executive SummaryView
I.A.D.R.S. Annual Watermanship TestView
KYEM Dive Team Committee PresentationView
Minimum Equipment - Dive Rescue and Recovery SquadView
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