Shenandoah Mountain Rescue Group

Have a search and rescue emergency?

Please dial 9-1-1 and report the incident to your local law enforcement agency.

Are you a Virginia State or Local Agency and need our assistance?

Please contact the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) at (804) 674-2400.

Welcome to SMRG

Welcome to the home of the Shenandoah Mountain Rescue Group (SMRG). SMRG 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.

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.

Learn more about who we are and what we do!

Donate to support the purchase and maintenance of supplies and equipment for operations and training!

Learn more about SMRG’s preventative SAR program and our partner organizations!

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