Notre Dame College Offers Search and Rescue Professional Development Workshop

Notre Dame College is partnering with the national and regional emergency organizations to provide a one-day seminar to prepare law enforcement officers, safety personnel and even citizen volunteers with search and rescue training.

The College is offering a Search and Rescue Initial Actions (SARIA) workshop on Saturday, February 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Regina Hall Room 124 on the Notre Dame campus. The seminar, which includes multiple tabletop simulation exercises, is approved by the National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR).

Notre Dame, which offers bachelor’s degree programs in criminal justice and emergency management and a master’s degree in national security and intelligence studies, is providing the workshop in conjunction with NASAR, Northeast Ohio Search and Rescue and Buckeye Emergency Response Training School.

SARIA training provides first-on-scene personnel with a systematic plan that increases the likelihood of quickly and safely locating a person who is lost or missing. The course is designed primarily for front line law enforcement officers but is also valuable for fire, EMS and search and rescue personnel. The workshop also is open to concerned citizen volunteers. No prerequisite training is required.

Government agencies and non-profit search and rescue teams use NASAR’s material and certifications to build credentialing programs for their organizations and produce highly skilled searchers that work within their communities and are available for mutual aid regionally and nationally.

NASAR utilizes standards developed by the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, The National Fire Protection Association, American Society for Testing and Materials and other respected bodies to build its education courseware, publications and certifications.

The SARIA course is presented by the Notre Dame Finn Center and the Office of Professional Development. Additional information is online.

To register for the class visit and click on the blue button that says “Click Here to Register.” Choose the Search and Rescue catalog and proceed. The workshop is $100 plus $25 for materials. All professional development course costs include a $50 non-refundable deposit.

Contact Tina Jurcisin at 216-373-6520 or with questions about registration.

To learn more about Notre Dame’s emergency management, national security policy and related public service academic programs at Notre Dame, contact Gregory Moore, professor of history and head of the Department of Public Service & Security Studies at the College, at 216.373.5346 or

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About Notre Dame College

For almost a century, Notre Dame College has educated a diverse population in the liberal arts for personal, professional and global responsibility. Founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1922, the College has grown strategically to keep pace with the rapidly changing needs of students and the dramatic changes in higher education. But it has never lost sight of its emphasis on teaching students not only how to make a good living but also how to live a good life.

Today, the College offers bachelor’s degrees in 30 disciplines plus a variety of master's degrees, certification programs and continuing and professional development programs for adult learners on campus and online. Notre Dame College offers NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletic programs for men and women and is located in a picturesque residential neighborhood just 25 minutes from the heart of Cleveland. Hallmarks of the Notre Dame experience include stimulating academics, personalized attention of dedicated faculty and staff, and small class sizes.

Notre Dame College is located at 4545 College Road in South Euclid. For further information contact Brian Johnston, chief communications officer, at 216.373.5252 or



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