I live on the Iowa Illinois boarder along the Mississippi River and our search and rescue crews seem to short handed. I have inquired before about if they except volunteers and was told no. What I want to know is whats the best way for someone wanting to get versed in SAR to possibly start a volunteer group to work with the locals? I have spent alot of time outdoors, and am wilderness and remote first aid certified as well and would really love to be able to help out. We have had searches go for days because we didn't have enough people to help. Any help would be great.