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London Search and Rescue

Registered Name: London Search and Rescue

Business No: 709310478RR0001

London Search and Rescue is a volunteer team which assists police forces in the search for missing persons. We are a registered charity.

London Search and Rescue


The London Search and Rescue team are trained professional volunteers that assist all police forces within 150km of London, ON in the search for missing persons.  We are the only volunteer ground SAR team in our area, and are 100% volunteer run.

Each searcher on our team is trained in search patterns, missing person behaviour, psychology of survival, orienteering, map and compass work, GPS and Radio usage, evidence handling, administering first aid and several other skillsets.  Several members have advanced training in man-tracking, emergency management, medical first responder, and search management.  You can learn more about LSAR on or Facebook or Instagram

The London Search and Rescue team, in addition to searching for missing persons, runs a preventative educational program called AdventureSmart.  This program was developed in British Columbia and we have 20 certified instructors who deliver free educational courses to the public with a focus on educating youth.  The courses we teach are called Hug-a-tree and survive, Survive outside, Paddlesmart, Survive outside Snowmobiling, and Snow Safety.  To learn more about this program you can view it here:

We rely on donations and grants to fund the operations of our team.  We receive no funding from any level of government.  We recognize four levels of sponsorships:

Bronze level  $100-$499        Silver Level  $500 - $999        Gold Level  $1,000 - $4,999        Platinum Level  $5,000+

See who has donated to LSAR in the past here:

In addition to general donations, we have funding campaigns (on the tabs above) to assist us getting new equipment.  The London Search and Rescue team appreciates any donation - your contributions help keep people safe in London. To discuss a donation you're welcome to email  




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