Pacific Northwest Search and Rescue (PNWSAR) is an all volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to providing search and rescue services for people who are lost or injured out of doors. Our organization exists to provide ground search teams and other specialized assistance to the official agencies responsible for search and rescue activities in our region (by Oregon law, the county Sheriff).
Pacific Northwest Search and Rescue was formed in 1993 by a small group of concerned citizens from the Portland Metro area who saw the need for a well-trained volunteer ground search and rescue team. During the past 27 years, over 400 volunteers from all walks of life have been members of PNWSAR, and have responded to nearly 1000 missions.
PNWSAR is recognized as one of the premier ground search and rescue teams in the region. We seek to constantly improve our training, equipment, and methods so we can better serve our fellow citizens when they are in need.