Kansas Search and Rescue

Kansas Search and Rescue Dog Association
The Kansas Search and Rescue Dog Association (KSARDA) first brought Search and Rescue to the state of Kansas in 1992 and continues to be the largest volunteer Search and Rescue (SAR) group in Kansas. Since becoming operational in 1994, KSARDA volunteers have responded to over 140 callouts in over 40 counties and have also responded to searches in Oklahoma, Iowa, Missouri, and Nebraska. Throughout KSARDA’s years, the team has assisted in saving 21 lives, including 10 children. We have worked drownings, nursing home walk-aways, missing children cases, HRD searches, and disasters. Some of our more notable recent searches include the May 2011 Joplin Tornado (disaster teams affiliated with KC Metro USAR), May 2011 tornado-related search in Oklahoma, the June 2008 Chapman Tornado, the May 2007 Greensburg Tornado, and the 2003 Labor Day Weekend Turnpike Flood.



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