Welcome to SMRG  

If you have a wilderness search and rescue emergency, do not contact SMRG directly. Dial 911 and report the incident to the local authorities or contact the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, Emergency Operations Center at (804) 674-2400.

Welcome to the home of the Shenandoah Mountain Rescue Group (SMRG). The Shenandoah Mountain Rescue Group is a professional volunteer wilderness search and rescue organization established to provide assistance to those who become lost or injured in the outdoors. Along with other member organizations of the Appalachian Search and Rescue Conference (ASRC), SMRG responds to emergencies anywhere in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia to conduct searches for missing persons or aircraft, and to carry out rescue operations in wilderness areas that require specialized equipment and techniques.

If you are new to SMRG, the About SMRG section provides more information on who we are and what we do.

If you are interested in joining SMRG, please visit the Join SMRG section.

SMRG is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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SMRG's Rapid Response Trailer
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SMRG Member Recognition

SMRG recognizes its members having served, currently serving or about to serve in the Armed Forces, in combat zones and disaster areas around the world.

   • Rene Carrier - FEMA
   • Keith Crabtree - USMC
   • Mark Creighton - USA
   • Patricia Davis
   • Robin Donnelly - USN
   • Teresa Drag - USMC
   • Alan Gehl
   • Martin Juenge - USA
   • Douglas Kinney – Dept. of State
   • John Luck - Gulf States
   • Mickey McDermott - Iraq
   • Alex McLellan - Australian Army, Gulf States
   • Charles O'Connell - USCG
   • Steve Smith
   • Chip Swicker - USN
   • Tom Vandenbosche - ARC
   • Zeb Whitaker - USA
   • Daniel Wynne - USN


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