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Welcome to ASARA

Alaska Search and Rescue Association (ASARA) is an association of search and rescue organizations and individuals in Alaska. ASARA is a non-profit whose mission is to support search and rescue efforts across the state of Alaska. ASARA accomplishes this through:

1) providing liaison support between Alaska's Department of Public Safety and the volunteer search and rescue community

2) seeking state and national sources of continued funding for search and rescue training opportunities for volunteer personnel

3) allocating grant funds for professional level training to search and rescue organizations and personnel throughout Alaska

From the 2009 Alaska State Troopers Annual Report

"With a commissioned count of less than 400 troopers, AST depends heavily upon the professional volunteer search and rescue organizations, as well as the military and local emergency service agencies. There are roughly 48 volunteer organizations statewide. These volunteers drop what they are doing to answer the call for help that often interrupts regular ­day jobs and family life."



Sitka Mountain Rescue


Website
209 Lake Street Sitka, Alaska 99835

24 hour dispatch phone Sitka Fire Department
(907) 747-3233<
lance1516@gmail.com
SAR Captain Lance Ewers
(Cell 907-315-4999)

Sitka Mountain Rescue has been organized and active within the City and Borough of Sitka since the early 1960's. The team is an all-volunteer team and currently has 37 active operational members on the roster.

Sitka Search and Rescue is a group of volunteers dedicated to providing wilderness safety education to the public, and prompt, professional emergency services for people who are lost, injured, stranded, or in need of rescue. You will find that this team is comprised of a group of people who are dedicated to saving lives and serving our community. The team is committed to providing the highest level of response and readiness to any wilderness emergency within the City and Borough of Sitka and Southeast Alaska. 

Sitka SAR has a full Incident Management Team that specializes in land and marine based search management, a K-9 resource that provides track/trail as well as air scent dogs, a Mountain Rescue group that specializes in technical rescue, and clue aware ground searchers that have been trained in all aspects of Search and Rescue. The team has achieved and maintained full accreditation status in the Mountain Rescue Association.

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Alaska Search & Rescue Association
PO Box 233276
Anchorage, Alaska 99523
alaskasar@gmail.com

Founded 1993

Sunday April 26, 2015