For Immediate Release



For Immediate Release –

Back by popular request! The Friends of DNR-SAR board is hosting Georgia’s third Annual Search and Rescue Conference, scheduled for January 29th-30th, 2010 at the FFA Camp near Covington Georgia.

Please make plans to attend this important opportunity to network with other Search and Rescue professionals from around the state and to share in a national exchange of ideas and training. Our focus for this event will be to assist individuals in achieving higher levels of SAR certification; helping Georgia SAR teams achieve FEMA team typing status. SARCON 2010 will also provide important insight into SAR resources available right now in Georgia, and to maximize our exposure to national topics of interest in the SAR community, while providing an excellent forum for networking and interaction between individuals, SAR teams and SAR related vendors.


• Event: SARCON 2010

• Sponsor: The volunteer board of the Friends of Georgia DNR-SAR

• Location: Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center, Covington, GA

• Date: January 29th – 31st, 2010

• Registration: information will be posted on websites and emailed to a broad email distribution near October 1st.

• Rooms: Bunk and Semi-private rooms

• Classes: First come, first serve, no advance sign-up required (enjoy the flexibility to attend classes that best fit your needs without committing to a particular track).

Education Tracks Offered:

1. Intro To SAR with SAR-Tech III challenge

2. Intro to SAR-Tech II with SAR-Tech II challenge

3. SAR Management

4. Georgia SAR Resources

NOTE: Attendees wishing to challenge the SAR-Tech II test must come prepared with a solid grasp of core SAR concepts; having studied available materials and skills, and you must have a qualified ready pack with you that will pass inspection. A brief review will be provided but will not be sufficient to prepare for the SARTECH Written and Practical tests. An additional fee, (payable to NASAR) is also required. Likewise, attendees wishing to challenge the SAR-Tech III test should purchase and read the latest FUNSAR text (available from NASAR) before attending SARCON,, in addition to the SAR Introduction and review that will be provided during the conference. An additional fee (payable to NASAR) will also be required to take the SAR-Tech III exam.

Cost: All inclusive rate of $160. Cash, check or money order. Thursday night check-in is available for an additional $17. Rate includes room, breaks, meals, Saturday Night Steak Dinner, and conference materials.

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