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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


PO Box 1163Glenside, PA 19038


Who Are We? When a person is lost or endangered, seconds can mean the difference between life and death. Fortunately, there is available, a dedicated group of search and rescue experts - Greater Philadelphia Search And Rescue (GPSAR). Founded in 1979, GPSAR has a primary response area within the States of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, however, GPSAR has been requested by, and responds to missions in other States as well. When search and rescue expertise is sought, GPSAR is willing to travel. GPSAR's volunteer contingent of over 40 members, led by several specially trained and dedicated command officers is on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergency dispatch. GPSAR is available for contact via the Montgomery County Emergency Operations Center. To answer any questions you may have, GPSAR's office number is (877) 598-1618. It should be noted that Greater Philadelphia Search And Rescue does not charge for any of these services to the community. When dispatched, Greater Philadelphia Search And Rescue responds to your request for assistance, so "That Others May Live". Through our trained members and mutual aid we are proud to offer assistance in a wide variety of services and resources including: * Wilderness SAR * Urban SAR * Collapsed Structure SAR * Rope Rescue * Ice Rescue * Water Rescue * Cadaver Search & Recovery * Disaster Assistance Response Team


  • Search & Rescue
  • Organization
  • Problem Solving
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Safety & Disaster Education
  • Public Relations

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 16 - 48 hours / month

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