Who We Are
Inspired by life-changing events, Gulf Search and Rescue (GulfSAR) was established in 2020, bringing together the Elite of Swiftwater Rescue and Recovery. Our founders, board members and partners have one goal: to save those who cannot save themselves. GulfSAR is a nonprofit organization made up of specialized, certified Flood and Swiftwater Technicians, K9 Handlers, Rope Technicians, Ground Specialists and Confined Space Technicians dedicated to the safety and well-being of citizens across the United States, providing quality Search and Rescue operations. We are committed to using any and all resources at our disposal to assist in the locating and rescue of persons, household pets and livestock in need of assistance during times of peril… with a focus, but not limited to, rising and swift water scenarios. Our mission is carried out using all of the experience, expertise and technology at the disposal of our group of certified specialists, always with special attention paid to the safety of all parties involved. Since its conception, our dedicated volunteers have worked hard to put together certification, training, experience, and equipment to assist citizens in need during disasters. GulfSAR is an all-volunteer group, self funded that assists government organizations when specialized training is required for rescues and/or recoveries. The continued expansion of training and equipment acquisition is of the utmost importance, along with having available manpower to ensure success for the citizens of the Gulf Region and others as needed.