GPSAR - Greater Philadelphia Search and Rescue

When a person is lost or endangered, seconds can mean the difference between life and death. Fortunately, there is available, a dedicated search and rescue group - Greater Philadelphia Search And Rescue (GPSAR).
Founded in 1979, GPSAR has a primary response area within the States of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, however, GPSAR has been requested by, and responds to missions in other States as well.

Who is GPSAR

When search and rescue expertise is sought, GPSAR is willing to travel. GPSAR's volunteer contingent of over 30 members, led by several specially trained and dedicated command officers is on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergency dispatch. GPSAR is available for contact via the Montgomery County Emergency Operations Center. To answer any questions you may have, GPSAR's office number is (877) 598-5618.

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".

Still not sure? If you have any questions, email us and we'll try to answer as promptly as possible.

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