Upcoming Events


The K9 Team conducts training on varied days and times and locations during the fall and winter months. All are welcome. 

Please ask anyone who plans to join to text Anne Clark 540-420-3295.

We generally train several hours, give or take, but people can leave anytime. Be on time to our initial meeting place as we will be moving from there.


Black Diamond Fall General Meeting
Friday, 10 November, 2023 18:30-21:00
VCA Highlands Animal Hospital 25011 Lee Hwy, Abingdon

As the fall season approaches, it's time for us to come together for our fall meeting to discuss important matters and plan for the upcoming months. I am pleased to announce that the fall meeting of Black Diamond Search and Rescue will be held on November 10th at 18:30 hours.

To ensure a comfortable and convenient venue for all, we have secured the VCA Highlands Animal Hospital located at 25011 Lee Hwy, Abingdon, VA 24211 as the meeting location.  During the meeting, we will discuss various topics, including recent missions, training updates, and upcoming events and more. It is crucial that all members attend, as your input and participation are vital to the success of our organization.

SAR Academy

SAR Academy Training
2-Weekend Training: 13-15 October, 2023 and  27-29 October, 2023 1900 Friday - 1600 Sunday
Hungry Mother State Park 2854 Park Blvd, Marion, VA 24354

Meals and Lodging will be provided.
Meals begin Saturday with Breakfast through Lunch on Sunday.
Lodging is in bunkhouse style cabins which are assigned upon arrival and provided for Friday and Saturday nights of both weekends. You will need to provide bedding and towels.
Classes begin at 1900 on Friday and conclude by 1600 on Sunday of both weekends.
You will be contacted via email with a confirmation of acceptance once registration closes and consultation with Group Training Officers occurs.

Classes offered: Search Team Operations, Search Team Leadership, Management Team Operations, Tracking Team Operations

Revised Oct 2023