Maine Mounted Search and Rescue (MMSAR) is Maine's first mounted search and rescue unit certified with the Maine Association for Search And Rescue (MASAR). We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit professional volunteer organization, and our mission is to look for people lost or missing in the wilderness of Maine. MMSAR is on call solely to the Maine Warden Service (MWS) and Acadia National Park, although we are able to respond to searches run by other local and state agencies if the MWS is also involved. 

MMSAR members may opt to perform Support Services, Ground Search, and/or Mounted Search functions. Want to be a member but you don't have an equine? That's perfectly fine, we have several members who solely perform Support and Ground Search services! Don't want to ground search but interested in administrative or computer-based tasks? Are you good with event planning, fundraising, grant proposal writing, or logistics? If so, contact us, we welcome Associate Members as well!

As professionals, members are responsible for attending quarterly unit meetings and monthly training sessions as well as maintaining required certifications such as CPR and First Aid. As a volunteer organization, members supply their own basic equipment and supplies as well as donate their time and pay for their own fuel to attend trainings and searches. 

We accept members from anywhere in the State of Maine and even have one member from New Hampshire! Wider membership means we can respond faster to searches all over Maine. Most of our trainings are held at locations in the Central and Southern Maine areas. We hold the majority of our quarterly meetings either in the Litchfield area or over video conference.  

About MMSAR

Members & Officers

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Jen & Daisy

President

Duty Officer, PR Officer

MASAR Unit Rep

Litchfield, ME

Member Since 2020

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Nancy

Treasurer

Founding Member & Director

Duty Officer

Alternate MASAR Unit Rep.

West Gardiner, ME

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Michael & Dancer

Director

Training Officer

Training Records Coordinator

Member Since 2020

Shelburne, NH

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Kathy

Ground and Support

Member Since 2021

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Oralie

Ground and Support

Buckfield, ME

Member Since 2021

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D'Arcy

Associate

Orono, ME

Associate Since 2021

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Monica & Ember

Vice President

Duty Officer, Training Officer

North Berwick, ME

Member Since 2017

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Melissa & Bisbee

Board Chair

Dixmont, ME

Member Since 2008

* Also certified with Liberty

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Ellen & Flame

Director

East Waterboro, ME 

Member Since 2008

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Sharon & Kodak

Mounted, Ground and Support

Corinth, ME

Member Since 2007

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Terry

Associate

York, ME

Associate Since 2020

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Sarah

Secretary

Duty Officer

Recruitment Officer

Bowdoinham, ME

Member Since 2020

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Melissa & Liberty

Board Chair

Dixmont, ME

Member Since 2008

* Also certified with Bisbee

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Rachel & Max

Training Officer

Founding Member

Greene, ME 

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Jess

Ground and Support

Litchfield, ME 

Member Since 2020

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Cynde

Associate

Peaks Island, ME

Associate Since 2021