KSARDA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit first responder organization headquartered in Northeast, Kansas. KSARDA serves all citizens of the State of Kansas and deploys at the request of law enforcement, fire departments, and emergency management agencies. KSARDA provides specialized services such as ground search and rescue; K9 search, rescue, and recovery; and article search. KSARDA is fully self-sufficient, including incident management team (IMT) capabilities, logistics and communications. KSARDA’s services are free to requesting agencies and are staffed by volunteers who are trained professionals in their fields.