The Alaska Mountain Rescue Group is a non-profit organization that has provided technical mountain Search and Rescue services for the state of Alaska since the early 1960’s. The group consists of approximately 60 volunteers based in Anchorage. Fully-accredited by the Mountain Rescue Association in wilderness search, technical rescue, and avalanche response, AMRG will respond to requests by state and federal agencies for assistance with SAR in Alaska 24hrs per day-7days per week, 365 days per year, including SAR missions involving wilderness search, technical rope rescue (on steep rock, ice, snow, glacier), avalanche response, medical evacuation, aircraft crashes, etc.
Four season, day or night operating capability
Experienced ICS/Mission management capability
The capability to operate in field for 72 hrs without re-supply
Stand alone radio communications
Highly-trained, experienced, and professional SAR volunteers within the following specialty categories: search management, technical rescue, avalanche, medical, helicopter, and limited swiftwater.
ASARD’s mission is to furnish highly trained volunteer teams of dogs and dog handlers for search and rescue work, for the benefit and welfare of the community. ASARD is a statewide volunteer search and rescue (SAR) unit, based in Anchorage. For over 20 years ASARD has assisted the Alaska State Troopers as well as additional federal, state, and local agencies on SAR emergencies. ASARD dog teams respond on average to 25 SAR missions in the greater Anchorage Bowl and around the State of Alaska.
ASARD teams have volunteer hundreds of hours each year assisting in search and rescue operations lost and missing persons. ASARD continues to provide qualified search and rescue teams 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, and play an important role in Alaska’s search and rescue response system. ASARD teams have operational standards in avalanche, wilderness, human remains detection / water search, disaster and tracking.
The Anchorage Nordic Ski Patrol (ANSP) is a non-profit organization of volunteers originally formed in 1972 by a few members from the nordic ski club who also were members of the Denali Ski Patrol. In 1976 the ANSP officially became a member of the National Ski Patrol. 30 years later, the 50 person roster is strong and full of both old and new faces. The training criteria and opportunities are extensive to be a National Ski Patroller affiliated with ANSP. Outdoor emergency care, mountaineering, avalanche, winter camping and CPR are some of the core class criteria. The primary mission of ANSP is to patrol local nordic trails, Chugach State Park, Hatchers Pass State Park, ski trains, Tour of Anchorage, and many others mountain ski tours and local ski races. We also support the community and participate in search and rescue missions primarily in Southcentral Alaska.
The Anchorage Nordic Ski Patrol is dedicated to serving the nordic skiing public and outdoor recreationalists by promoting outdoor safety, emergency care and performing search and rescue (SAR) support though its trained volunteer membership.
Anchorage Police Depart Auxiliary Search Team
PO Box 242883
Anchorage, AK 99524
Phone: (907) 222-6142
The Anchorage Police Department (APD) is a non-profit organization of volunteers. The primary mission is to assist the in locating and rendering aid to persons reported lost or missing within the APD service district. Other areas of support include evidence searches, natural or man-made disasters, and public or special events.
ADPST was established in 1999 in Anchorage Alaska. We have 37 members. Our strengths are in urban searches, moderate field searches. We search for evidence and missing persons. We are also involved in Project Life Saver, where we tract missing people electronically. We participate in both classroom and field trainings upgrading skills on a regular basis.
Project Lifesaver – Project Lifesaver International
National Association for Search & Rescue (NASAR)
Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS)
Alaska Community Share.