Tracey White is a seasoned professional with 22 years of experience in the search and rescue field. While employed by Marshall County Office of Emergency Management as Assistant Director, Operations Coordinator, and Search and Rescue Coordinator of Northern West Virginia, she is also a volunteer with Tyler County Emergency Management and serves the team as the Lead K9 Trainer/Instructor. As such, Tracey coordinates search and rescue K9 training and field training for team members throughout the state. She is also the Coordinator and Instructor for Project Lifesaver ESS Operators. She has trained, certified, and operationally deployed with 4 canines for search and rescue applications in the disciplines of trailing and human remains (land and water). While deployed on operations, when not managing searches, she is serving as a Field Team Leader or as a Canine Search Specialist.
As a National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR) Instructor, she teaches search management, land navigation, urban search management, Introduction to Search and Rescue (ISAR), Fundamentals of Search and Rescue (FUNSAR), and Advanced Search and Rescue (ADSAR). In addition, she also develops training and teaches SARtopo applications, compass and mapping, mantracking, and GPS for SAR operators on behalf of Tyler and Marshall Counties. As a guest instructor at Mid-Ohio Valley Technical Institute, she has developed and taught courses in communications, navigation, and crime scene clue awareness and detection.
Previously she has served at the West Virginia Department of Corrections, in Law Enforcement and the Fire Service in Marshall County in various capacities.