South Fraser Search and Rescue

South Fraser Search and Rescue

Founded in 1973, South Fraser Search and Rescue, formerly Surrey Search and Rescue (SSAR) is a registered non-profit society devoted to the recovery of missing persons primarily in the Southwest region of British Columbia. Powered by a dedicated group of volunteers, SFSAR also provides personal preparedness education and resources to the community through participation in special events.

Powered by a dedicated group of volunteers, SFSAR also provides personal preparedness education and resources to the community through participation in special events and public engagements. Our members train and practice regularly so that we are always ready to answer the call.

SFSAR primarily covers the municipalities of Surrey, White Rock, Delta, and Richmond. Mutual Aid Support is also provided to other search and rescue organizations across British Columbia. The team’s many capabilities include: ground search and rescue, rope rescue, mountain rescue, swiftwater rescue, inland water rescue, evidence searches, evacuation assistance, spotting and tracking.