Alberta SAR Societies

SAR Alberta The overall body for ground search and rescue (GSAR) in Alberta. SAR Alberta sets the standards the GSAR groups have to meet. Has information and links for all Alberta SAR groups.

Canada Task Force 2 Canada Task Force 2 (CANTF2), based in Alberta, is an ‘all-hazards’ Disaster Response Team with a diverse capacity to respond to a variety of large scale events, emergencies or disasters.  

Calgary Search and Rescue Association Combining effort and skills, to aid in the search and rescue of people in distress. A committed volunteer organization that trains in all aspects of search and rescue to provide assistance to people, other SAR groups, as well as tasking agencies.

Cochrane Search and Rescue (CSAR) Cochrane SAR is a new group just west of Calgary. Many of their members switched from Calgary, Sundre, Didsbury, and even Foothills SAR when CSAR started.

Red Deer Search and Rescue (RDSAR) Located about 130 km north of Calgary, Red Deer SAR was one of the first groups to respond to the Pine Lake tornado.

South East Alberta Search and Rescue (Medicine Hat) SEASAR covers the area to the east of Foothills SAR’s territory.

Lethbridge Area Search and Rescue Association LASARA is a another relatively new group, providing better coverage for an area formerly served by South East Alberta and Pincher Creek SARs.

Canadian Search Dog Association If they want to work with the RCMP, civilian search dogs in Alberta must be certified by the RCMP to the RCMP’s own dog standard.

Alberta Emergency Management Alberta Emergency Management helps municipalities with emergency preparedness, as well as with coping with an emergency
or disaster beyond its own capabilities. In case of a major disaster, (e.g., major earthquake in Vancouver) they could well be FSAR’s tasking agency.