About US

Black Diamond Search And Rescue Council provides specially trained professionals to find lost or missing people in wilderness, rural, or disaster environments. We train and deploy Ground Teams, Trackers, Search Management teams, Equine Mounted teams, K9 Wilderness Live find, and K9 Cadaver dogs in a wide variety of environments and weather conditions including farmland, wilderness, and urban areas. We deploy our resources throughout Virginia and adjacent states when requested. We can assist in rescue and recovery operations conducted in the aftermath of man-made or natural disaster. BDSARCO is A Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) state resource for search, rescue, and recovery operations. BDSARCO is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

To Request Assistance


Black Diamond Search and Rescue can be requested by any Law Enforcement Agency or Emergency Management Office by contacting:


Coordinator – Mike Maggard / [email protected]

Assistant Coordinator – Rob Blevins / [email protected]

K-9 Team Coordinator – Nina Cipriani / [email protected]

Equine Team Coordinator – Tearsa Edwards / [email protected]

Secretary – Rana Brace / [email protected]

Training Officer – Paul Edwards / [email protected]

Treasurer – Mac Debusk / [email protected]

Member at Large – Stacey Phillips / [email protected]

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