…an all Volunteer Search and Rescue Organization – saving lives since 1985
Tidewater Search and Rescue (TSAR) is an all-volunteer Search, Rescue and Recovery organization. TSAR provides specially trained and certified professional volunteers to find lost or missing people in wilderness, rural or disaster environments free of charge.
We train and certify to Virginia standards and employ Ground support to include Search Team Members and Leaders, Human Trackers and Search Management teams in all manner of environments regardless of weather. We deploy in wilderness as well as urban environments day or night throughout Virginia and can go wherever requested through the Virginia Department of Emergency Management to include states surrounding Virginia and beyond.
How can our assistance be requested?
Call 911 and notify them of your situation. They will know how to determine what resources are necessary and when and how to request SAR resources through the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM). Once we are notified that our services are requested by VDEM, we will immediately dispatch team members. Our services are always free of charge, and we are available to respond 24 hours a day, every day of the year.