Maine Mounted Search and Rescue (MMSAR) is Maine’s only Mounted Search and Rescue unit, and is fully certified under the Maine Association for Search And Rescue (MASAR). Our mission is to look for people lost or missing in Maine's woods, fields, and other wilderness areas. MMSAR is on call solely to the Maine Warden Service and Acadia National Park. If you are in need of search and rescue resources in Maine, please call 911 and ask that they connect you to the Warden Service. The Wardens will then deploy MASAR units if they deem it necessary.
MMSAR is a non-profit professional volunteer organization, with members who perform Support Services, Ground Search, and Mounted Search functions. Want to be a member but you don't have a horse and/or you aren't physically fit enough to ground search? Do you have administrative or computer skills? Are you good with event planning or logistics? If so, contact us, you might still be a valuable member!
As professionals, we are responsible for attending monthly meetings and training sessions as well as maintaining required certifications. As volunteers, the basic equipment is supplied by each member, and we donate our time and fuel.
MMSAR is officially based in Litchfield, ME and we hold about half of our meetings at the Litchfield Fire Station. The rest of our meetings are held regionally via teleconference because we have members all over the state. Wider membership coverage means we can respond faster to searches all over Maine.