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Search & Rescue Team Members on Twitter: Follow These Good Folks

Updated on January 17, 2017
A Search and Rescue mission
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Search & Rescue In 140 Characters Or Less

Are you involved with SAR yourself? Or just interested in following people who are?

I'm putting together a list of Search & Rescue professionals -- volunteer and paid; individuals, teams and organizations -- on Twitter, along with their latest tweets.

So if you're with a Search & Rescue team or represent a SAR organization on Twitter but aren't already on my list, please add your Twitter name in the guestbook below, along with anything you'd like in your bio, so I can feature you here.

Current Count: 31 SAR Tweeters and 1 Twibe

Meet Ramkitten

Deb Lauman from Flagstaff, Arizona

That's me! I'm a member of the Coconino County, Arizona, Sheriff's Search & Rescue team. I'm also an avid hiker and writer.

Visit my blog at

Follow Ramkitten on Twitter

Meet Team140

Brian Smith from Horn Lake, Mississippi

Brian is an IT Professional and Search and Rescue volunteer in Desoto County.

Visit his blog at

Follow Team140 on Twitter

Meet Smokin1Stgen

Ben Crafton from Hernando, Mississippi

Ben is a Mack Master Technician, and Desoto County Search and Rescue volunteer.

Follow Smokin1Stgen on Twitter

Meet RobinB

Robin Blanford from Dublic, Ireland

Robin is a Digital Media Engineer & Cliff Rescue Climber, helping rescue teams make better decisions.

Visit Robin's website at

Follow RobinB on Twitter

Meet FreedomUS

Candice Hesson from Mesa, Arizona

Candice is a very experienced member of the Superstition Search & Rescue team and an SAR instructor too. She even rappels out of helicopters! Candice says she loves arid lands and is an "ardent conservative."

Visit her SAR team's website at

Follow FreedomUS on Twitter

Meet Telaviper

Jim from Prescott Valley, Arizona

Jim is "just livin' and workin'," but he's also a member of the Yavapai County Search & Rescue team.

Follow Telaviper on Twitter


The United States Coast Guard based in Washington, D.C.

This is the "unofficial" Twitter account for the United States Coast Guard./>

Visit their website at

Follow USCG on Twitter

Meet Bobo15

Dustin Shetler from Clarkdale, Mississippi

Dustin runs Shetler Excavating. He's also a volunteer firefighter and SAR member.

Follow Bobo15 on Twitter

Meet JoelBarrett

Joel Barrett from Atlanta, Georgia

Joel is a "wireless networking geek, a SAR guy, a Porsche driver and instructor." He's also a self-proclaimed "wearer of pants."

Visit Joel's website at

Follow JoelBarrett on Twitter

Meet PuzzleCharleson

Puzzle, the search dog, and his human handler, Susannah, from Texas

Puzzle is a Search & Rescue K-9 who tweets (with a little help from his handler).

Visit Susannah's website at

Follow PuzzleCharleson on Twitter

Meet JShirron

Jason Shirron from Washington State

Jason is an EMT, a Ham radio operator, and an obsessive reader. He assists with Search & Rescue missions and communications.

Follow JShirron on Twitter


Located in New York City

Amver (the Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue System) is a global search and rescue system sponsored by the USCG. They use commercial ships to rescue people in distress at sea.

Visit their blog at

Follow Amver on Twitter

Meet K9_SAR

Berkshire SAR Dogs from Berkshire, UK

A team of volunteer Search & Rescue dogs and their handlers

Visit their website at

Follow K9_SAR on Twitter

Meet ExmoorSRT

Exmoore Search & Rescue Somerset and North Devon, UK

This team provides Search and Rescue services across Somerset and North Devon, assisting the Police in locating lost or missing persons.

Visit their website at

Follow ExmoorSRT on Twitter

Meet IanSplashTurner

Ian Turner from the UK

Ian is a Tunnelling Engineer, a Rescue Engineer, aCocoa Engineer and likes cooking too.

Follow IanSplashTurner on Twitter

Meet Txtpediter

Shane from the California/Nevada border

Shane is a dog- and cat-lover, a mountaineer, SAR volunteer, and developer. He runs a notification service "for search and rescue units, public safety teams, large facilities, schools and universities, medical staff and everyone else that needs to get sensitive information to critical people FAST… wherever they are."

Visit Shane's website at

Follow Txtpediter on Twitter

Meet TeamCAP

U.S. Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol / Search & Rescue

"TeamCAP is the first Unofficial Online Civil Air Patrol Gaming Network with clans, gamers, pro teams, tournaments and lots more."

Visit their website at

From their website: "Membership in the Civil Air Patrol is not required to join, participate or connect on TeamCAP. We are not supported, nor endorsed by National Civil Air Patrol Headquarters .... Not only will Gamers be able to play soldier online, but they will have the opportunity to Join the real Civil Air Patrol and participate in actual Search & Rescue missions, Aviation/Flight activities, Mission Support, National Schools, Encampments & much more."

Follow TeamCAP on Twitter

Meet Zl2ucx

Steve David from Christchurch, New Zealand

Steve is involved with Ground/Wildnerness SAR doing communications and IT work, and is a response team member of USAR. His Twitter bio also includes amateur radio, emergency management, Red Cross, the NZ Computer Society, and Scouting. "Zl2ucx" is Steve's amateur radio call sign.

Visit his website at

Follow Zl2ucx on Twitter

Meet WPick

Walter Pickett from Tucson, Arizona

Walter is a long-time Search & Rescue volunteer with SARA : Southern Arizona Rescue Association.

Follow WPick on Twitter

Meet OregonK91

DK Bothe from Oregon

K9 SAR in Pacific NW, R.N., wife, cancer survivor

Follow OregonK91 on Twitter

Meet OregonOutdoor

Brian Thomas from Tilamook, Oregon

Brian is a Search and Rescue volunteer who owns the website Oregon Coast Outdoor, selling outdoor and sports gear.

Follow OregonOutdoor on Twitter


S.A.R.A.I.D. is an International Search and Rescue team based in the UK. Visit their website at

Follow SARAIDUK on Twitter

Meet SAR_Nut

A SAR Tech who loves sharing tips about outdoor survival, Search and Rescue, and preventing people from becoming lost or missing.

Follow SAR_Nut on Twitter

Meet RattlerJen

From northern Virginia

Charming snakes as her day job. The rest of her free time is spent attempting to train a Search and Rescue dog. Read all about it The Hound & The Found.

Follow RattlerJen on Twitter


Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue from the UK

Bowland Pennine MRT provides a volunteer search and rescue service in wild and remote places in most of Lancashire, and beyond when assisting other teams.

See the team's website at

Follow BPMRT on Twitter

Meet CallOutSARTV

From Canada

Call Out Search and Rescue is a documentary TV series featuring SAR volunteers "who take time out of their busy lives to help save lives." You can also read SAR blogs by individual Search & Rescue members.

Visit the Call Out Search and Rescue website.

Follow CallOutSARTV on Twitter

Meet SARDA Wales

The Search And Rescue Dog Association of Wales looks for "people missing in mountain and open areas with the help of MR teams, Coastguard and the Police."

Follow SARDAWales on Twitter

Meet BryanEnberg

From Sparta, New Jersey

Bryan Twitter bio: "By day, student of social media and emergency management. By night (and weekends on request) Mountain Rescue Technician, and Marketing Chair for the MRA." (MRA stands for Mountain Rescue Association, which is an organization of teams "dedicated to saving lives through rescue and mountain safety education.")

Follow BryanEnberg on Twitter

Meet CraigatFEMA

Craig Fugate

Craig is the the Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator. FEMA works "to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards."

Follow CraigatFEMA on Twitter

Meet SARBlog

From Colombus, Ohio

A blog about Search and Rescue, Volunteer Management, Navigation, Wilderness Survival and more.

Follow SARBlog on Twitter


RACE Search and Rescue from Colombus, Ohio

R.A.C.E. Search and Rescue - Disaster Response is a non-profit, all volunteer search and rescue team in Central Ohio. Visit their website at

Follow RACE_SAR on Twitter

Meet Oplopanax

From Squamish, British Columbia

Search and Rescue member and software developer

Follow Oplopanax on Twitter

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Not A Search & Rescue Volunteer ... Yet?

If you're interested in knowing more about Search and Rescue and how you can get involved, visit this page to find out more:

Becoming a Search and Rescue Volunteer

Are you intrigued by stories about wilderness rescues and searches for missing hikers or mountain climbers? If so, perhaps becoming a Search and Rescue volunteer might be for you.

Are You Involved With Search & Rescue? And on Twitter too?

If you are but aren't included here, please let me know in the comments section below. Make sure to include your Twitter name so I can find you.

Any other comments or questions are also welcome.

© 2009 Deb Kingsbury

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @sarblog - Blog about SAR and news stories

      @Race_sar - SAR team out of Columbus Ohio

      Don't forget about hashtag #sar

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      Vikki 6 years ago from US


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      Philippians468 6 years ago

      thank you for this amazingly meaningful lens! cheers

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      @BPMRT - Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team in the North West of England

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      anonymous 7 years ago

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      @sarresponder Operator of and member of the Centeral North Carolina Search and Rescue team

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      Deb Kingsbury 8 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      [in reply to zl2ucx] Thanks! I've added you to the directory.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Involved in Ground/Wilderness SAR at base doing Comms and IT work, and also involved in USAR as a response team member.

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      GrowWear 8 years ago

      Excellent resource for SAR Tweeters!

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      Deb Kingsbury 8 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      [in reply to hikenazi] Hm, I know @candicehesson is part of Superstition SAR, but I'm not finding the team itself on Twitter. I can ask Candice, unless you have a Twitter name for them. I've tried every which way and looked at their website but can't find.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      superstition search and rescue