Helicopter landing zoneTraining Members

Train members for efficient, successful ground search and rescue operations in Calgary and the surrounding area. Since 2000, we regularly provide over 9,500 volunteer hours per year.

Interested in becoming a member? Learn more about our recruitment process.

SAR Operations with Authorities

Liaise with other organizations to ensure effective ground search and rescue operations.

  • Calgary Police Service (Major Crimes, Search Management & HAWCS units)
  • RCMP
  • STARS Air Ambulance
  • EMS
  • Calgary Emergency Management Agency
  • and other SAR units

Education & Public Outreach

Educate the public about the prevention of incidents requiring ground search and rescue.

  • Survive Outside and Hug-a-Tree programs
  • Back-Country Awareness
  • Public awareness information through our website

What We DoOur Community Commitment

CALSARA is committed to working with authorities, police and fire Services to fulfill its mission to the community.

CALSARA volunteers are dedicated to community service. Our volunteers provide this service to strengthen and give back to our communities. Aside from search activities, we provide:

  • Preventative-SAR instruction to school, youth and workplace groups.
  • Lost Child & Civil Response services at community events such as Canada Day and the Calgary Stampede Parade.

Learn more about our education and community programs by visiting the Adventure Smart Program section.



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