Cumberland County Search and Rescue strives to provide excellence in Search and Rescue. We train to the nationally excepted standard of The National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR). Those standards can be reviewed on the NASAR website at www.nasar.org
Cumberland County Search and Rescue is now sponsored by Chewy.com, When you place an order by clicking the link below, Chewy.com will donate $20 to our team! First time orders only, one per household.
We are currently working on several projects including training our team to NASAR Sartech II, becoming more familiar with our new command computer system, and making contacts with local law enforcement and fire departments to advise them of how we can be of help in a lost person situation.
Interested in joining our team? FANTASTIC! There are many ways that you can help out. We need assistance from people who want to get out in the woods and search, to doing planning, communications and even assist with our presence on the web and fundraising. If you are interested, get your application here.
Cumberland County Search and Rescue is a 501c3 non-profit organization and operates purely on fundraising and donations. All donations to the team are tax deductible. Anything you can contribute is greatly appreciated.
If this is an emergency that requires a response, please call 911 or have your county ask to dispatch Cumberland County Team 400.. If you would like to speak with one of our officers, please call 717-409-5727
Cumberland County Search and Rescue is an all-volunteer emergency response team that has been serving Cumberland County and surrounding areas in South Central Pennsylvania since 2001. We are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all year round.
Our membership consists of individuals from area fire, police, and ambulance departments, along with individuals in the community who train and serve specifically for search operations. The team includes personnel trained in basic and advanced grid search techniques, managing search operations, map and compass skills, wilderness first-aid, and rope rescue.
We can provide certified field team members, field team leaders, search managers, Amateur HAM Radio Operators, ground, airscent and K9 teams. We also provide educational programs designed to help the public and other emergency service providers prevent and respond to lost person incidents.
We also have Merit Badge Counselors who work with local Boy Scout troops on obtaining their Search and Rescue Merit Badge. We are particularly proud of our Hug-A-Tree program that teaches children what to do if they are lost in the woods.