The Hug-A-Tree and Survive Program is available to schools and organizations throughout Warren County. This National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR) approved program is designed to teach children what to do in case they get lost in the woods and how they can stay alive until a search team finds them. The Hug-A-Tree program is designed for school-age children ages 7-11. Click on the logo below for more information about the program.









We can provide other educational presentations tailored for various age groups including adults and these are available to any civic or community group. For more information about this program, please contact Jay Labar at

SARTWC Provides Community Outreach Through Education.

SARTWC Training

SARTWC members strive to educate themselves in as many topics related to search and rescue as possible. Some of the areas of training include man-tracking, crime scene preservation, K9 human remains detection, and water search and recovery, to name just a few. SARTWC also participates in training with other agencies and members regularly attend seminars to further their knowledge. Some recent events include NJSAR's Canine Water Weekend Training Event, AMPWDA's week-long Fall Seminar in Indiana, and PSARC's annual SAR-EX in Pennsylvania. SARTWC hosts its own training sessions twice monthly for canines and ground searchers and encourages people to join them to meet the team and learn about search and rescue. To find out about upcoming SARTWC training, please e-mail

Scroll through the photos below to see our members during training.