Rhode Island Search and Rescue

Rhode Island Canine Search and Rescue, Inc.
Our collective experience enables RICSAR to provide Wilderness Search and Rescue, URBAN Search and Rescue in the event of a natural or man-made disaster, water rescue/recovery and cadaver search and recovery.  We also function as an education asset to the community.  Most of our members have participated in multiple wilderness searches.  Some of our members have been utilized for natural disasters (like Hurricane Katrina).   We have all been involved with community outreach to help the public understand how to be safe in the wilderness.  We work closely with law enforcement, primarily the RI State police, who dispatch us as the need arises.  Effective searches for missing people require a systematic and multi-disciplinary approach, and therefore, we are only mobilized when called upon by the RI State Police or other qualified agency.   We can not respond to searches for missing people from individuals.  We do not participate in searches for missing pets. We primarily serve Rhode Island, but are available throughout New England, and even beyond, if called upon.


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