Niagara Frontier Search and Rescue

Niagara Frontier Search and Rescue team members with Erie County AIR1 at the Buffalo-Niagara International Airport

Niagara Frontier Search & Rescue (NFSAR) team is one of 25 land search teams that make up the New York State Federation of Search and Rescue (NYSFEDSAR). NFSAR serves as the only dedicated wilderness and rural SAR resource within the eight western counties of New York, and was formed to assist public safety agencies and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation with land search and rescue.

We are a volunteer not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization established in July of 2007 dedicated to finding lost, missing or stranded individuals, and educating the public on wilderness hiking and recreational safety.

We are dispatched through the Erie County (NY) Sheriff’s Office, and our services can be requested by any public safety agency and by NYSFEDSAR for searches across New York State.

Most of our funding comes from generous donations from individuals, organizations and businesses within Western NY.

Please visit us on Facebook for more pictures of team activities and SAR information.

***2016 Membership recruiting and acceptance of application has now closed.  Information regarding the next recruiting and open membership period will be posted here and on our Facebook page***