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Mission Statement

During a mission, Greater Philadelphia is committed to using all of the resources at its disposal to locate and rescue lost or mission persons that desire to be found. This mission is carried out through the use of the talent and technology at the disposal of our team of dedicated volunteers with respect to safety of all parties involved. In times of no emergency mission our duty is to educate the public and private sector to our primary mission and helpthem develop a understanding of the what Search and Rescue is.


When a person is lost or endangered, seconds can mean the difference between life and death. Fortunately, there is available, adedicated 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 25members,led by several specially trained and dedicated command officers is on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergencydispatch. GPSAR's emergency contact is done through the MontgomeryCounty Emergency Operations Center. To answer any questions you may have, GPSAR's office number is (877) 598-5618. 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 MayLive".


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