National Association for Search and Rescue Award
Ohio Valley Search and Rescue  (OVSAR) was among only four groups to be given state awards at the National Association for Search and Rescue annual conference in Richmond,Virginia, in May, 1997. The team received the award for their training requirements, participation in several tri-state searches and testimony before the Indiana General Assembly committees in favor of a new law that gives search dogs the same protection a police canine (K-9) has. The law, which took effect July 1, 1997, makes it a misdemeanor to interfere with or harm a search dog, and a felony to disable or kill a search dog. This law also protects dogs used in arson investigations and bomb detection dogs. Harold Crooks, the 1997 OVSAR President, worked with Indiana Representative Vaneta Becker to write the bill.

Leadership Evansville
The organization, Leadership Evansville, in their 1998 and 2002 annual awards ceremony "Celebration of Leadership" recognized OVSAR for their Organizational Achievements. 

Mead Johnson Nutritionals Volunteerism Award
For the second time in three years, Evelyn Brady was awarded the 1999 Mead Johnson Nutritionals Volunteerism Award for her outstanding volunteer efforts. As an OVSAR team member, she volunteers more than 350 hours a year to community service through search and rescue training.

2006  City of Henderson Proclamation
2006  Henderson County KY Proclamation
2005  American Red Cross Group of the Year Award
2004  Indiana Rescue Squad of the Year
2004  Best Indiana EMS Photography of the Year
2003  West Side Nut Club Grant
2002  Leadership Evansville Award
2002  Toyota Grant Awarded to OVSAR
2001  City of Evansville Proclamation
2001  OVSAR 10 Year Celebration
2001  Purebred Dog Breeders Award
1999  Bristol-Myers Squibb Volunteerism Award
1998  Leadership Evansville Award
1997  Indiana General Assembly Passed K9 Law
1997  NASAR State Search and Rescue Award
1997  Alcoa Foundation Awards Grant
1995  Sigma Chemical Award

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