GPSAR - Greater Philadelphia Search and Rescue

Some statistics and info about GPSAR. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

Some Info

Founded - 1976

Members - 40+

Vehicles - 2+

Averages(per year)
Searches (20+)
Demos (30+)
Meetings (11+)
Trainings (92+)

Founding member

Active member

Website -

Backup website -

Twitter Name - gpsar

Facebook Name - gpsar

AIM Name - gpsar

Why am I here?

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You've come to this page because the link that led to the page of the team that you were looking for redirected you. This, unfortunately, means that that team is no longer an active Search and Rescue resource. GPSAR has been filling in throughout the area as teams have shut down. If we can be of any service to you please do not hestiate to contact us.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Pennsylvania Search and Rescue Counci (PSARC) or the Search and Rescue Council on New Jersey (SARCNJ) if you need help also.

In times that have seen other teams fold, GPSAR has grown. We attribute this to our wonderful members and the support of our community along with a strong core group that values their role in the community as Search and Rescue Professionals.

GPSAR is on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergency dispatch. GPSAR is available for contact via Emergency Operations Centers as follows:

Bucks County (906)
Chester County (2000)
Delaware County (GPSAR)
Lancaster County (Montco 2000)
Montgomery County (2000)

Please note that GPSAR has to be contacted by a "authorizing agency" (Police, Fire, EMS, Emergency Managerment, etc). For other business, GPSAR's office number is (877) 598-5618.

Still not sure? If you have any questions, email us and we'll get right back to you.

Through our trained members and mutual aid we are proud to offer assistance in a wide variety of services and resources including:

  • Wilderness SAR
  • Search Management
  • Disaster Communications
  • Urban SAR
  • Collapsed Structure SAR
  • Rope Rescue
  • Cave Rescue
  • Ice Rescue
  • Water Rescue
  • Trench Rescue
  • Cadaver Search & Recovery
  • Disaster Assistance Response Team
  • Community Emergency Response Team

It should be noted that Greater Philadelphia Search And Rescue does not charge for any of these services to the community. When dispatched, Greater Philadelphia Search And Rescue responds to your request for assistance, so "That Others May Live".