Search and Rescue

Search and rescue volunteers provide support to regional police, fire rescue, security, and first aid services throughout Alberta. The Search and Rescue Association of Alberta (SAR Alberta) represents almost 1,500 of these volunteers in six regions and 38 teams. SAR Alberta members provide services to Albertans and visitors to our province through several tasking bodies: law enforcement, municipal emergency services, relevant provincial ministry, and Parks Canada.

The Office of the Fire Commissioner supports SAR Alberta and eligible ground search and rescue groups in a variety of ways, including protection of volunteers from legal liability, providing disability insurance and Workers' Compensation coverage in case of accident, and funding an array of specialized courses and public-education materials.