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STAR 1 Search and Rescue is a multi-discipline search and rescue team comprised entirely of volunteers.

STAR 1 deploys through Story County’s Emergency Management Agency and provides local technical rescue services as well as statewide search resources including search management, search technicians and K9 teams. In addition, we work closely with local law enforcement agencies around Iowa and with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI).

As a professional volunteer organization, STAR 1 believes that training and education are crucial to the successful resolution of missing person incidents. Our members are required to attend regular training to maintain membership and must achieve a professional level of training and certification to be utilized at an incident. We offer a “SAR Boot Camp” for new members that leads to the NASAR SAR Tech II certification, a requirement for deployment to actual searches. All members are encouraged to continue their SAR education through recognized training programs, evaluations and seminars.