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, SSAR 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. SSAR 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. In addition, we are the primary response agency for Project Lifesaver in BC’s Lower Mainland.

Our service area comprises of nearly one in five British Columbians

Need SAR services?

Unfortunately, we are unable to respond without an request from a tasking agency.  If you are in need of help please call 911 and ask for the police, they will contact us to respond.