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. We do not rescue horses living in poor conditions, we do not look for lost horses, and we do not travel out of state for searches (all of which are common misconceptions). 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 for 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, etc.
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.