USSAR / USMSI FUTURES STATEMENT
U. S. Marine Safety Institute (USMSI) and the Special Operation Division of U.S. Search and Rescue (USSAR), established in 1976, is a not-for-profit emergency and disaster response team and educational organization. The USMSI provides training in a wide variety of emergency and disaster related skill areas essential in the mitigation of major accidents and disasters. The USMSI also provides marine education programs to the general public.
Our vessels are used for Rescue Operations, demonstrations, promotions, training, wildlife and environmental Research, and our Professional and community educational programs.
This Corporation was organized as a charitable and educational organization, which supports, coordinates, develops, informs, promotes, implements and evaluates search, rescue and all risk emergency response resources with the underlying principle of saving lives. It provides media for liaison and the exchange of information among international, federal, state, local and volunteer search, rescue and all risk emergency organizations and to the general support of volunteer search, rescue and all emergency response organizations. The underlying purpose of all USSAR and USMSI activities is to improve the quality and responsiveness of all search, rescue and other all risk emergency organizations during emergency operations.
About our future goals;Â
The immediate and continuing goals are to:
1.Continue developing marine education programs, conduct research, and to encourage and promote an ethic in critical marine safety issues, improving water quality, restoring coastal habitats and promoting and teaching general marine water safety and responsible vessel operation.
2.Continue the development of our Training Programs and our new Ranger Youth Programs. Our youth programs are module courses covering everything from tying Lines to aids to navigation, environmental research to emergency response and rescue skills. Our on-water rescue patrol services are provided to the public free of charge by all of us as volunteers.
3.To raise funds and obtain grants for a permanent Florida on-water headquarters for the development of the Gulf Coast Oceanographic Institute. This center will be an on-water education, research, emergency and response center. From a professional standpoint, we strive to standardize training guidelines and procedures for rescue personnel nationwide and provide comprehensive initial and continuing education in rescue and disaster response.
USSAR and the USMSI greatly rely on volunteers and sponsors. If you have an interest in becoming a financial sponsor or volunteer, please contact our business office at 941-204-4970. Your help will be of great value to us, and the communities we serve. As a leader in business, you know how valuable emergency preparedness is. We thank you for any assistance you can provide.