The Blue Ridge Mountain Rescue Group (BRMRG), a member of the Appalachian Search and Rescue Conference (ASRC), is an emergency response resource specializing in conducting and managing search and rescue (SAR) operations for lost persons and aircraft. Based out of Charlottesville, BRMRG has been responding to missions throughout Virginia and its bordering states since 1974. Our organization is comprised of professional volunteers who dedicate countless hours to rigorous training, mission response, group projects, and public awareness. We are on alert 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
If you know of a missing person and need assistance, call 911. We are unable to assist directly, but we work with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) to respond to incidents across the state. If you are responsible for managing a search and rescue response and would like BRMRG's assistance, call VDEM's Emergency Operations Center at 800-468-8892.
BRMRG is always seeking ways to serve the community. Currently our organization accomplishes this by providing the following services:
Disclaimer: Although this organization has members who are University of Virginia students and may have University employees associated or engaged in its activities and affairs, the organization is not a part of or an agency of the University. It is a separate and independent organization which is responsible for and manages its own activities and affairs. The University does not direct, supervise or control the organization and is not responsible for the organization's contracts, acts or omissions.