I had the most luck finding a local (well, a few hours drive) SAR team at a pet expo, they had a booth setup and were willing to talk for a while. After we talked I had to give up on it because of my job (there's no way I could have the freedom I'd need, and would not be able to afford the equipment/training). The team I chatted with was not interested in my dog at all (which was fine since this was before I got Nikon and Coke is no SAR prospect), they explained the training and certifications I'd have to do without a dog that would have probably taken me two years.
Liesje & the K9s
Nikon (GSD) U-CH SG SchH1 KKL T1 FO PA TFE-I FDCh-S CL1-R UJJ U-CA HIT TT CGC, free reign semi-retiree
Coke (All-American), couch warmer extraordinaire
Indy (All-American), flyball star in training
Rainbow Bridge Kenya (GSD) U-CH FO OB1 CL1-R CL1-F RA HIT TDI TT CGC