Maine Association for Search and Rescue Patch

MASAR promotes and develops search and rescue (SAR) capabilities and resources in the State of Maine, and acts as a liaison between Maine's volunteer SAR organizations and the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, and similar agencies both in and out of state.

Donate to the Maine Association for Search and Rescue

Photo by G. GunningMASAR Equestrian Training, LitchfieldMASAR's primary purpose is to promulgate standards for search and rescue volunteers, provide quality control for search team members, promote training for volunteers and assist local search and rescue Units in training and certifying their members. MASAR also performs vital networking services between the volunteer Units and user agencies. MASAR is also the primary dispatching service for Maine SAR Units. Currently, MASAR does not have a large budget, but it does have insurance, office and training expenses to meet, and any donations to MASAR will go to enhance the use of volunteers in search and rescue in Maine.

Functions that SAR volunteers provide in Maine that are not provided by any other agencies include: wilderness high angle search and rescue, air scent dogs for wilderness area search, water search dogs for water search and equestrian teams for ground searching. Without the help of MASAR and volunteer searchers, search and rescue in Maine would be much less efficient and effective.

Winter SAR Training ActivityDonations to MASAR may be sent by check to:

Maine Association for Search and Rescue
c/o Jim Bridge, Secretary
14 Pasture Way
Brunswick, ME 04011


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