State Urban Search and Rescue TF 1:
To be considered for State Call Out for a State Urban Search and Rescue (USAR), the Canine and Handler must:

  • Meet the minimum certifications mandated by SUSAR Type II
  • Be a current member of at least one of the State identified USAR teams

Disaster USAR (Handler):

A Disaster USAR Handler must have completed the following:

  • Hazardous Materials Awareness Level Course (Minimum)
  • Blood Borne Pathogens Training (Must meet or exceed 29 CFR 1910)
  • National Incident Command System Courses
    • 100, 200; 700; 800; 809 (Minimum)
    • 300 & 400 (Recommended)
  • Current CPR Certification (Nationally Approved)
  • Current American Red Cross Equivalent Basic First Aid Course or higher medical training
  • Crime Scene Preservation Course
  • SAR Tech II certification or equivalent

Arkansas Department of Emergency Management:
Building 9501 Camp Joseph T. Robinson
North Little Rock, AR 72199
501-683-6700

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