"It is hard to describe how humbling it is to see these extraordinary people drive up, gear up, and walk off into the wilderness and weather.

Gale force winds, darkness and cold, driving rain did not deter these kind, brave souls. "

- O. Archibald

Halifax Search & Rescue (HSAR) is a 100% non-profit, volunteer organization and registered charity with more than 150 active members on call 24/7, 365 days a year to respond to lost-person incidents and civil emergencies.

Our mandate is to locate and rescue lost persons within the greater Halifax area and throughout Nova Scotia. Our team covers hundreds of square kilometres of terrain including parks, forest, shorelines, and urban areas. Many of those we search for are hikers, hunters, children, and senior citizens—people like you and me.

Halifax Search & Rescue also serves the community through evidence searches with local police authorities, wilderness survival and education sessions, as well as evacuations and other civil emergencies in cooperation with the Nova Scotia Emergency Management Office and the Halifax Regional Municipality. (more about HSAR)