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

Winter SAR Academy at Holiday Lake 4H Center, Appomattox, VA

January 12-14 & 26-28, 2024

Ensure you meet the prerequisites for the class you register for.

Search Team Operations - 36 Spaces
Search Team Leadership - 12 Spaces (1 Year STO and 6 missions)
Management Team Operations - 12 Spaces (STO, LPB Class)
Tracking Team Operations - 12 Spaces (STO)

A waitlist will be established once registration is full for each class.

Revised Jan 2024