Standards

The Council has adopted the following standards.

Team Standards
This standard sets the minimum administrative requirements for all member search teams.
WVSARCO Team Standards 2012 12 02.pdf
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Search Team Support
This standard sets the minimum requirements for individuals to perform at a beginning level of search operations.
WVSARCO Search Team Support.pdf
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STS – Search Team Support

The following outside standards are accepted by the West Virginia Search and Rescue Council for certifying individuals at the STS level.

·         NASAR SARTECH III Official Examination, National Association for Search and Rescue

·         ASRC CQ – Callout Qualified, Appalachian Search and Rescue Conference

·         CAP GTM3 – Ground Team Member, Level 3, Civil Air Patrol

Search Team Member Level II
This standard sets the minimum requirements for individuals to perform at a field member level of search operations.
WVSARCO Search Team Member Level II.pdf
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STM-II – Search Team Member Level 2

The following outside standards are accepted by the West Virginia Search and Rescue Council for certifying individuals at the STM-II level.

·         NASAR SARTECH II Examination, National Association for Search and Rescue

·         ASRC FTM – Field Team Member, Appalachian Search and Rescue Conference

·         VDEM FTM – Field Team Member, Virginia Department of Emergency Management

·         PA DCNR FTM – Field Team Member, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

·         CAP GTM2 and GTM1 – Ground Team Member, Level 2, Level 1, Civil Air Patrol

Search Team Member Level I
This standard sets the minimum requirements for individuals to perform at a team leader level of search operations.
WVSARCO Search Team Member Level I.pdf
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STM-I – Search Team Member Level 1

The following outside standards are accepted by the West Virginia Search and Rescue Council for certifying individuals at the STM-I level.

·         NASAR SARTECH I Examination, Crewleader, National Association for Search and Rescue

·         ASRC FTL – Field Team Leader, Appalachian Search and Rescue Conference

·         VDEM FTL – Field Team Leader, Virginia Department of Emergency Management

·         PA DCNR FTL – Field Team Leader, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

·         CAP GTL – Ground Team Leader, Civil Air Patrol