Search and Rescue

The Search and Rescue Section of the Florida Fire Chiefs' Association

The mission of the Florida Association for Search & Rescue is to unify and coordinate the efforts of SAR responders in the state of Florida.  This section provides educational opportunities to SAR professionals and develops proficiency levels for state deployment through ESF 9.  This section is governed by a section council.

Section Council
Chairperson Todd Livingston, Technical Rescue Team Coordinator
St. Petersburg Fire Rescue
Vice Chairman Larry Doerffel,Battalion Chief
Ocala Fire Rescue
Secretary Kathy Weaver, Fire Chief Retired
Past Chairman Jeff Strickland, Division Chief
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue
Region 1 Representative David Jernigan, Battalion Chief
Panama City Fire Department
Region 2 Representative Allen Willis
Tallahassee Fire Department
Region 3 Representative Larry Doerffel,Battalion Chief
Ocala Fire Rescue
Region 4 Representative Matt Brown
Lakeland Fire Department
Region 5 Representative John Sabia, Division Chief
City of Deltona Fire Rescue
Region 6 Representative Glen Van Brunt, Division Chief
San Carlos Park Fire District
Region 7 Representative Scott Dean, Assistant Fire Chief
City of Miami Fire Rescue
FFCA Board Liaison Mike Murphy, Fire Chief
Marco Island Fire Department
Agenda - July 2019
2019 FASAR Business Meeting Agenda
2019 TFL Working Group Agenda
2019 Technical Rescue Team Working Group Agenda
FASAR Reference Material
FASAR Governance Policy
Strategic Plan FASAR 2015-2020
Florida US&R Task Force List 2018
History of the Organized SAR in Florida
USNG National Grid Letter
Task Force Leaders Working Group Minutes


FASAR Minutes


 Task Books
Structural Collapse Rescue Operations Task Book - DFS-K4-2152
Structural Collapse Rescue Technician Task Book - DFS-K4-2153
Application for Hazardous Materials Technician Certification of Competency - DFS-K4-2160
Application for FLUSAR Rescue Specialist Certificate of Completion - DFS-K4-2161
Rope Rescue Technician Task Book - DFS-K4-2151
Trench Rescue Operations Task Book - DFS-K4-2154
Trench Rescue Technician Task Book - DFS-K4-2155
Vehicle/Machinery Rescue Operations Task Book - DFS-K4-2156
Vehicle/Machinery Rescue Technician Task Book - DFS-K4-2157
Check Lists Grouping
Structural Collapse Technician Breaching-Breaking-Cutting-Burning Check List
Structural Collapse Technician General Check List
Structural Collapse Technician Lifting and Rigging Check List
Structural Collapse Technician Shoring Check List
Confined Space Rescue Technician Check List
Rope Rescue Technician Check List
Trench Rescue Technician Check List
Vehicle and Machinery Rescue Technician Check List
Publications and Resource Typing Policies
FASAR US&R Hurricane Con Op 2017
FL-TF8 ADSAR Mobilization TAP
Florida Type I FSW Equipment 2008
Florida Type II FSW Equipment 2008
Minimum Training Required for Basic Wilderness Search and Rescue
Mission Ready Response Handbook - March 2017
Regional Coordinator Responsibilities
Resource Typing K9 Search and Rescue
Florida Technical Rescue Teams 2019
Resource Typing for Urban Search and Rescue and Technical Rescue
Resource Management and Typing Documents
State Urban Search and Rescue Alliance Mission Ready Package Handbook - May 2017
US&R Resource Minimum Cache List by Type
Urban Search and Rescue Standard by EMAP
ReqA Forms
25 Personnel - EMAC MRP with Cost Estimate Template 2016
50 Personnel - EMAC MRP with Cost Estimate Template 2016
100 Personnel - EMAC MRP with Cost Estimate Template 2016