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Search & Rescue

Surrey Search and Rescue (SSAR)

Founded in 1973, Surrey Search and Rescue (SSAR) is a registered non-profit society devoted to the recovery of missing persons. The team is 100% powered by of volunteers who are always ready to answer the call. SSAR's many capabilities include:

  • Ground search and rescue
  • Rope rescue
  • Mountain rescue
  • Swiftwater rescue
  • Inland water rescue
  • Avalanche rescue
  • Evidence searches
  • Evacuation assistance
  • Spotting and tracking

These search and rescue volunteers provide vital support to our community in times of emergency. They respond to call-outs for missing, lost or injured persons initiated by the RCMP or municipal police force. If you wish to report a missing person, contact your local police department.

SSAR also provides education and resources to the community through participation in special events and public engagements. They work with programs such as Scouts Canada and AdventureSmart to teach kids and youth about wilderness safety and personal preparedness.

To find out more, visit the Surrey Search and Rescue website or on social media on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.