Alaska Search and Rescue Association | Anchorage Area
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Anchorage Area

Alaska Mountain Rescue Group
PO Box 241102
Anchorage, AK 99524
Phone: (907) 566-2674

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.


We provide:

  • 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.

Alaska Dive Search Rescue and Recovery Team

Alaska Dive Search Rescue and Recovery Team (AK Dive Rescue) is a donation funded all volunteer, unpaid, 501(c)(3) non profit public safety water rescue/dive search and recovery, team that exists to provide the Department of Public Safety (DPS) a statewide capability for search, rescue, and when necessary recover human remains or evidence from underneath the water’s surface. The team is activated by the State SAR Coordinator and can be ready to deploy for recovery missions anywhere in Alaska usually within two hours of notification.


The team brings specialized equipment, skill and years of experience to every search. Equipment such as Sector Scan Sonar, Side Scan Sonar, Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV), through the water and hard line communications, heavy lift bags, evidence recovery equipment and trained Master Underwater Criminal Investigators.


In addition, AK Dive Rescue is dedicated to preventing water tragedies through public education about boating and water safety.

Alaska Search & Rescue Dogs
200 Wst 34th Ave. #566
Anchorage, AK. 99503
Phone: (907) 275-DOGS (3647)

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.

Anchorage Nordic Ski Patrol



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 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.

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