Calgary Search and Rescue Association

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If you suspect someone is missing please call 9-1-1

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Calgary Search and Rescue Association (CALSARA) is a 100% volunteer organization committed to aiding those in distress. CALSARA's mandate includes missing person searches, assisting law enforcement with evidence searches, as well as civil emergency response in times of disaster.

CALSARA is a ground search and rescue team with experience in urban, rural, as well as backcountry terrain. We operate utilizing the Incident Command System, trained Search Managers and deploy resources including:

  • 3 Rescue and Support vehicles
  • 30' Command Post Trailer
  • Mountain Bike Team
  • Incident Management Team
  • Off Road vehicle - Side by side (UTV)
  • Metal Detectors
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CALSARA is ready to be deployed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

CALSARA has a team of 100 dedicated volunteers who commit time to training, meetings, administration and equipment upkeep to ensure our organization is ready to be deployed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  

Calgary Search and Rescue must be activated by a Government agency in order to deploy. We work with agencies such as:

  • The Calgary Police Service
  • The Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • The Calgary Emergency Management Agency
  • Parks Canada
  • The Calgary Fire Department

Calgary Search and Rescue is able to operate due to the generosity of businesses, organizations, charities and individuals in Alberta who support our organization. Please visit the 'support us' section to find out more.



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