About Us

LESAR is a skilled unit of dedicated unpaid professionals. Our team was established in 2005 to provide Search and Rescue operations to southern Illinois and the surrounding region. Our capabilities include search management, ground searchers, and K9 handlers.

  Our membership is varied in age, life experience, and interests. We have members that have been in law enforcement, EMS, general surgery, information technology, the U.S. military, GIS/cartography and assorted other disciplines.  Our ages range from college students in their twenties to retired people in their sixties. What our members have in common is a desire to give back to the region by volunteering in search and rescue.

 Every operational member has the responsibility to maintain the team, our equipment, and ourselves in a state of readiness so LESAR may respond quickly and efficiently when needed. LESAR continues to ensure that individual team members, as well the community members we serve and the agencies that request us, are treated with the utmost respect and courtesy.

Inquiries for more information are welcome. If you are from our local region and are interested in joining LESAR please contact us by phone or email on our Contact Us page.

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