The Calgary Search and Rescue Association (CALSARA)
- was founded in 1993.
- is a registered charity.
- is 100 percent volunteer run.
- depends entirely on donations/grants to continue operations (tax receipts are issued.
To assist local, provincial and federal agencies in ground search and rescue operations in all conditions and environments (urban, rural, back-country).
CALSARA's mission is to provide trained, professional and dedicated ground search and rescue, community education, public safety and emergency disaster response services to the communities of Calgary and surrounding areas.
CALSARA assists authorities in ground search and rescue operations by providing support to the Calgary Police Service, RCMP, Calgary Fire Department, and other tasking agencies for missing persons, evidence searches and Civil Emergency Response.
CALSARA is equipped with a fully operational Mobile Command Post as well as several rescue and support vehicles. For special tasks, CALSARA has an operational Mountain Bike team.