Saskatoon Search and Rescue (SSAR) is a ground search and rescue team made up of dedicated volunteers who desire to help and assist others in need in our community by giving their time for training, search missions, preventative information and public awareness. They are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
SSAR’s Mission: To locate lost or missing persons and provide support to our community in non-search emergencies under the direction of Saskatoon Emergency Measures Organization, Saskatoon Police Service, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, or other agency of jurisdiction.
SSAR’s Vision: We will be an organization of highly skilled search and rescue professionals capable of providing an effective response to whatever role we are tasked to do by the appropriate agency of jurisdiction. We also strive to prevent search-related emergencies through education and community outreach.
Project Lifesaver Saskatoon: In 2018 Saskatoon SAR launched Project Lifesaver. The goal of Project Lifesaver is to protect people who are at risk to wander (those with Alzheimer's, dementia, autism, Down Syndrome or other cognitive disorders). To learn more, go to www.projectlifesaversaskatoon.org
What People Are Saying
"When you call Saskatoon Search and Rescue at 3 am, they don't ask what do you need tomorrow or a few days from now. They ask, 'What do you need NOW?'"
— Saskatoon Fire Chief (retired) Dan Paulson, 2014 Badge Shield Star
"Thank you to all the police and volunteers for helping find my son. It was the scariest night of my life."
— Mother of a 6 year old boy
"'I hope we never have to go through that again," she said. . . They'll always be grateful to the police and everyone who helped find their boy."
— Mother of a 15 year old autistic boy - quote: Saskatoon Star Phoenix
"The help of the Search and Rescue volunteers was invaluable."
— Cst. Ben White, Saskatoon Police - quote: Saskatoon Star Phoenix