New England Search and Rescue (NESAR) is an all-volunteer organization founded in 2008 and dedicated to promoting boating and marine safety to the general public. We seek to fulfill this mission by participating in search and rescue operations in cooperation with local, state, and federal agencies, performing regular safety patrols during boating season and by providing educational services to the public.
NESAR members hold themselves to a high standard, continually striving to learn the most current methods in water rescue operations and applying them in the field. Our members are trained in life-saving techniques, with BLS and state boating safety certificates at a minimum. Many members are professional first responders, including EMTs and paramedics who have certifications in ACLS, NIMS, and marine medicine.
Our mission extends beyond traditional search and rescue to include retrieval of lost loved ones. We believe that the emotional closure that this provides to families is invaluable. Our aim to bring the best possible outcome to all emergencies is enshrined in our motto: Everyone Comes Home.