Request Assistance


Black Diamond Search and Rescue operates under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM).

The Responsible Agent (RA) for local jurisdictions, Law Enforcement Agencies, Emergency Managers, and Fire Departments can request the assistance of Black Diamond by contacting the Virginia Department of Emergency Management at 1-800-468-8892


Please have some basic information available when requesting assistance.

  1. Who you are, and what telephone number you will be using, so that you can be contacted for further information?
  2. What agency are you with?
  3. Who will the primary Point of Contact for the search be?
  4. Who is missing?
  5. What are the circumstances?  Child / Dementia / Alzheimer’s / Autism / Hiker / Hunter / etc.
  6. How long have they been missing?
  7. When did the event happen, or when was it discovered?
  8. Where was the missing person last seen, or where is he/she now?  Try to be as exact as possible.
  9. What actions have been taken before requesting Search and Rescue?


Our Mailing Address is:

Black Diamond Search & Rescue
PO Box 22
Marion, VA 24354

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