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About Us

Some Things You Should Know

North Baldwin Sheriff’s Search and Rescue was first formed in the 1960s by a group of men who saw a need and decided to fill that need. This group of men with various backgrounds including law enforcement, fire, EMS, military and civilian donated their time, equipment and other resources to serve their community by being available for search, rescue, and recovery when needed.

Today, we are a well-trained, all volunteer group of men and women who are eager to help whenever needed. We specialize in wilderness search and rescue (SAR) of missing or lost persons. Although our primary focus is wilderness SAR, we also assist law enforcement in evidence search and recovery on land. Utilizing our public safety dive team, we can also perform underwater search and recovery operations.

Who, What, Where and Why

Unit 1 searching on the water in Orange Beach Alabama
Who do we search for?
- Hunters, fishermen, children, elderly. Lost people.
What do we search for?
- Evidence. We sometimes are called to help locate evidence for law enforcement.
Where do we search?
- Our team specializes in wilderness SAR. In and on the mighty Tensaw River system and in the vast wild areas in and around Baldwin County.
- Because someone needs to; and we can.
Our Resources include:
- Mobile command post. Equipment like radios for communication and PC's that use software for command, planning, operations and mapping software.
- Boats of all sizes including a specialized water recovery vessel
- (4) Side Scan Sonar (1 is portable)
- 1/2ton, 4 wheel drive truck with 5ton winch
- Dive Team trailer
Our Certifications Include...
- National Association Of Search And Rescue, SARTECH II & III
- Galveston PD, Underwater Crime Scene Investigation
- Dive Rescue International, DR1 Public Safety Diver
- USAF, National Inland SAR Planning
- University of South Alabama, Confined Space and Structural Rope Rescue
- FEMA, ICS100, 200, 300, 400, 700, 800
- To Name A Few...