Alabama Search and Rescue (ALSAR) is a quasi-public volunteer organization dedicated to searching for endangered missing persons in Alabama. We specialize in bloodhound scent discrimination trailing teams and technical rescue operations, providing assistance to public safety agencies upon request.
ALSAR team members are certified to National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR) SARTECH III or higher standards. Our bloodhounds are trained to NASAR Canine SARTECH Trailing I standards. Additionally, all members are certified in First Aid/BLS, FEMA NIMS 100, 200, 700, and SARTECH 3. Team leaders also hold SARTECH 2 and Wilderness First Responder certifications.
Have your local AHJ (authority-having-jurisdiction) contact us at 1-205-206-9463. This is whoever is in charge of the missing persons investigation; local police, sheriff, state police, EMA, etc..
Our Search and Rescue coverage area is the Great State of Alabama.
ALSAR provides various search and rescue services, including:
We can track specific individuals in all types of weather and conditions, day or night.
You can support ALSAR by:
To become a volunteer, visit our volunteer page for detailed information on the application process, requirements, and training programs.
ALSAR ensures operational readiness through continuous training, maintaining up-to-date certifications, and regular equipment maintenance. Our team members participate in ongoing training exercises and courses to stay prepared for any emergency.
Yes, ALSAR offers educational programs, workshops, and demonstrations to raise awareness about search and rescue operations and safety measures. Visit our events and courses page to learn more about upcoming opportunities.
TRADEMARKS: The “NASAR” name and logo are trademarks and properties of the National Association for Search and Rescue. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.
Alabama Search and Rescue is a quasi-public entity of the State of Alabama.
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