Team Achievements
State of Indiana Homeland Security Certified
Ohio Valley Search and Rescue (OVSAR) is the first and only Search and Rescue Team in the State of Indiana to achieve this accomplishment.

Member Achievements
National  Certifications
Ohio Valley Search and Rescue (OVSAR) has several members that have accomplished leadership roles in the field of search and rescue. We are privileged to have them on the team!

National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR) 

SAR TECH Lead Evaluator: Linda Dillbeck is the evaluator for southern Indiana. This position is by appointment from NASAR. Linda passed the SAR Tech II test, became an evaluator, showing thorough understanding of search and rescue work and possessing leadership skills. Linda is responsible for setting the dates and place for a SAR Tech test and administering the test. OVSAR is honored that NASAR selected our team member, Linda, for this position. She puts in countless hours setting up and testing candidates from all around the mid-west.

National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR)

SAR TECH Evaluator: Having passed the SAR Tech II test, Lori, Patti, Buffy, Phillip, Joey,  Bruce and Cliff took the four hour classroom training to become NASAR qualified SAR Tech II new NASAR patchevaluators. As evaluators, evaluate and grade the skills of the candidates at the different stations during the test. Competency in all five skill stations (knots, navigation, tracking, navigation clue search and guide clue search) is essential since there is only one evaluator present at each station.

our evaluators have evaluated numerous tests, giving two to three days of their time for each test. OVSAR is proud and privileged to have such qualified, dedicated people on the team.

National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR) 

SAR TECH I Team member  Cliff Weaver traveled to Rogers, AR. in Dec. 2002 and passed the NASAR SAR TECH I  team leader evaluation, to become the second in the State of Indiana and the first on the OVSAR team.


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