||Maine Mounted Search and Rescue (MMSAR), a non-profit volunteer organization, is currently Maine’s only Mounted Search And Rescue unit. Our mission is to look
for people lost or missing in Maine. MMSAR is on
call solely to the Maine Warden Service, and is a fully-Certified member unit of the Maine
Association for Search And Rescue (MASAR). If you are in need of
SAR resources in Maine, please contact your local Sheriff's office, who
will connect you to your local Warden.
MMSAR is a "professional volunteer" organization. As volunteers, the
basic equipment is supplied by each member, and we also donate our time and
fuel. We rely on fundraising efforts, and donations from the public, to
pay for our necessary training, purchase specialized equipment such as 2-way radios, and provide fuel reimbursement
searches and mounted training sessions. As professionals, we are responsible for attending monthly meetings and training sessions.
MMSAR is officially based in Litchfield, ME; we hold many of our meetings at the Litchfield Fire Station. We
currently have about a dozen members. Most
of our members live in Southern or Central Maine, but we’re looking for
members all over the State. Wider membership coverage means we can
respond faster to
searches all over Maine. We currently have one Support (non-mounted)
member and are very open to having more. These members could be
Certified Ground Searchers, administrative support, logistics support,
Dedication and Commitment!!!
Access to horse, truck, and trailer (if a mounted member)
Reasonable physical fitness level
Ability to leave with very little notice
Completion of required trainings and certifications
Click here to view our tri-fold flyer here (PDF format).
Click here to view our PowerPoint presentation on "Benefits and Safety Standards of Using Mounted SAR Teams".
For more information, call (207) 951-0526, email email@example.com, or visit us on Facebook.
If you're interested in Maine Search And Rescue, but MMSAR isn't for you, consider contacting one of the other SAR units Certified by MASAR.