New York Search and Rescue

Berkshire Mountain Search and Rescue Team
BMSAR is an all volunteer, not-for-profit Search and Rescue Team, based in Western Massachusetts. We are available 24 hours a day for missing person searches in Western Massachusetts and the surrounding area. The team can provide trained search and rescue personnel, K-9 search teams, search management and other related resources, free of charge.

Central Adirondack Search and Rescue Team, Inc.
To provide a well-trained and disciplined search and rescue team to assist New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers in search and rescue operations

Eagle Valley Search Dogs
Eagle Valley Search Dogs is a non-profit, volunteer Search & Rescue K-9 team based in the Catskill Mountains and the Upper Delaware River Valley of upstate New York.  We conduct searches at the request of law enforcement, fire departments, and other official agencies. We provide professionally trained canine search teams dedicated to help locate lost and missing individuals. We service, but are not limited to, the Northeast / Tri-State area, NY, NJ, PA, CT, etc.. 

Long Island K-9 Search and Rescue
Long Island Search and Rescue, is a 501(c)(3)not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving fire, rescue, emergency management, and law enforcement agencies in New York, the surrounding states and throughout the United States by special arrangement with the requesting agency. As a public service, we provide certified Search and Rescue teams and  highly trained and experienced search dog and handler teams to search, locate and assist with the rescue or recovery of lost, missing or incapacitated persons upon the request of any accredited agency. Our primary service areas are Suffolk and Nassau counties as well as New York State, although we may respond elsewhere if needed and requested.

New Jersey Search and Rescue
New Jersey Search and Rescue provides highly trained volunteer search personnel throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and beyond, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We are dispatched only by law enforcement and we do not charge for our services. NJSAR offers incident management, mountain rescue, ground search, medical and K-9 search and rescue services. We manage all types of missing persons cases in wilderness, rural, suburban and urban environments.

New York Search and Rescue
New York Search and Rescue was incorporated in June 2002, after two years of planning and research. The founders are three emergency services professionals: one New York City Police Detective, one Firefighter and one Port Authority Police Officer. All three had worked together as Search & Rescue Instructors with New York State’s Division of Military and Naval Affairs, Army Division, New York Guard. All told, they had a combined total of over 50 years of Emergency Services experience at the time New York Search and Rescue was founded. The founders had realized, as early as 1998, that although there was an abundance of Emergency Services trained personnel in the lower Hudson Valley, that there was a shortage of Search & Rescue specific trained personnel. Their aim was, and still is, to fill that shortage with competent and experienced searchers.

Northeast Mobile Search and Rescue
NEMSAR was founded in 1990 by a group of individuals with interest and expertise in Search and Rescue Operations. It has grown to a team of approximately 25 active and supporting members dedicated to Ground Search and Rescue. In addition some team members have additional training in search management procedures, crew leadership, emergency medical treatment, wilderness navigation, survival techniques, man tracking, map and compass skills, and high angle rescue. All active members have completed the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Wildlands Search Course.

Search and Rescue of Northern Adirondacks
SARNAK is a community service organization that works with the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and law enforcement agencies in searches, administering first aid and evacuating lost, stranded, sick and injured people. Members also are involved with community education projects, such as map and compass education and hiker safety and awareness.

Sullivan County Wildland Search and Rescue Team
As a Division of Special Operations under the Bureau of Fire in Sullivan County the purpose of the Wildland Search & Rescue Team is to assist Fire Officers in establishing an efficient command & control procedures for wildland searches and provide highly trained personnel to assist in organizing and deploying groups of firefighters into search teams.  The Wildland Search & Rescue Team is comprised of firefighters from the different fire departments in Sullivan County. 

Tri-State Emergency Team
Members of the Tri-State Emergency Team are trained and certified in several different specialty services.  Not all members are trained in the same service(s) but we do have small teams/individuals for each specialty.

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