(NFSAR) is a volunteer non-profit organization that provides trained wilderness search and rescue (SAR) personnel to assist public safety agencies in searches for lost or missing persons.

Established in July of 2007 as a not for profit 501(c)(3) organization, NFSAR is a proud member of the New York State Federation Of Search and Rescue Teams.

The team is dedicated to saving lives and educating the community on wilderness safety. We thank you for your support.

To learn more about NFSAR, click HERE


 October 17, 2009 - The formation of a volunteer search and rescue team serving Western New York was announced today by Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard and state Department of Environmental Conservation rangers.

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  October 14, 2010 - Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard, NY State Police Captain Steven Graap; NY State Parks Police Major Scott Ritchie; Ed Suk from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and Ed Kasperek from the Niagara Frontier Search and Rescue Team are announcing a major collaborative effort involving hundreds of first responders partaking in a first ever child abduction response drill in the area.

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 November 13, 2010 - The Rev. Thomas B. Hamilton, 92, who retired 10 years ago as pastor of Great Valley United Methodist Church, has been missing since Wednesday in heavily wooded Allegany State Park.

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