Emergency Contact Number: 443-917-1642
(for authorized agencies to request assistance only. If you have an emergency, call 911!)
Maryland Search and Rescue (MSAR) is a volunteer, non-profit, Wilderness Search and Rescue team based out of Howard County, Maryland.
We provide all-weather search and rescue services for lost persons and downed aircraft incidents throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. We are dispatched to emergencies through local, state and federal authorities. If you have a search emergency, contact 911!
MSAR offers the following capabilities to authorized agencies:
- Professional assistance during Search and Rescue emergencies and disasters
- Ground Searchers
- Wilderness Rescue/Evacuation Specialists
- Search Managers
- Tracking and Signcutting
- Lost Person Behavior Instruction
MSAR never charges law enforcement agencies, government organizations, or lost persons for any of our emergency services. We are 100% volunteer, non-profit, and do not charge for search or rescue services.
MSAR Mission Statement:
To search for the missing, treat the injured, rescue those in peril, and provide training and education, in support of — and in collaboration with — public safety agencies and other outdoor interest groups in the Mid-Atlantic wilderness.