Minnesota Search & Rescue
What We Do
Our team is equipped to search, manage, or assist in missing incidents with mapping and tracking capabilities to efficiently search and log searched areas. We also have portable repeaters for clear communication in remote areas. Our team also utilizes an advanced drone with cameras and thermal capabilities.
Our team is available to assist in the aftermath of tornadoes, floods, hurricanes, and other natural disasters. We can assist with clearing areas and searching for survivors as well as tracking and managing the search and recovery efforts. Our team is trained to use the NIMS framework as well as the FEMA marking system for seamless integration with other teams.
About Our Team
The Minnesota Search & Rescue team was established in August 2018. Our 33 team members are from conservative Christian communities in Minnesota, Iowa and South Dakota, who are passionate about helping others in time of need.
Our goal is to be an effective resource to assist local law enforcement, EMS, fire departments, park services, and other responsible agencies with missing person searches.
We strive to maintain proficiency in our skills and work hard to stay current in training and equipment. Since our team is volunteer based, we do not charge for our services. Our ultimate goal is to show the compassion and love of Christ to people in distress.
Matrice 300 Drone
GPS Tracking & Mapping Software
Our team works hard to be proficient at what we do. We take our certificates and training seriously and do what we can to increase our knowledge of search and rescue topics. This continued training increases our efficiency and makes our scenes safer for all involved.
All Minnesota SAR team members are required to hold the following certifications:
CPR & First Aid • ICS 100 & 700
• CPR & First Aid
• ICS 100 & 700
Many of our team members are certified in the following areas:
State Approved Boaters Safety Course • BICO Cold Weather SAR
Infection Control Techniques • Preventing Bloodborne Pathogens
Helicopters in Search & Rescue • EMT • Mountain Rescue Operations
National Park Service SAR • ICS 200
• State Approved Boaters Safety Course
• BICO Cold Weather SAR
• Infection Control Techniques
• Preventing Blood-borne Pathogens
• Helicopters in Search & Rescue
• Mountain Rescue Operations
• National Park Service SAR
• ICS 200
Your countless efforts and hours did not go unnoticed. We will never forget your willingness to come all this way to help us. Thank you!
You are all extremely professional, hardworking and demonstrated the ability to execute a well-organized search plan.
Your agency’s commitment and the commitment of your volunteers was incredibly helpful to our department and did not go unnoticed.
They have a phenomenal team and the technology they have was priceless.
I wish I had a recording of what my deputies had to say about working with our team members.
I’m glad to see Christian Aid Ministries is here, now God is on the scene!
Recent Activity & Incidents
May 30, 2022
May 14, 2022
Eagle Lake, MN
May 06, 2022 - May 07, 2022
Feb 09, 2022
Albert Lea, MN
Nov 26, 2021 - Nov 27, 2021
St. Croix State Forest, MN
Oct 29, 2021 - Oct 30, 2021
St. Croix State Park, MN
Sep 14, 2021 - Sep 15, 2021
Jun 08, 2021 - Jun 09, 2021
Lake Lillian, MN
Mar 25, 2021 - Mar 26, 2021
Coon Rapids, MN
Mar 05, 2021
Jul 22, 2020
Wright County, MN
Jun 21, 2020
Jun 16, 2020 - Jun 17, 2020
Apr 10, 2020
Oct 19, 2019
Oct 16, 2019
Clear Lake, MN
Aug 15, 2019 - Aug 17, 2019
May 10, 2019 - May 11, 2019
Apr 27, 2019
|Location:||Eagle Lake, MN|
|Dates:||05/06/2022 - 05/07/2022|
|Location:||Albert Lea, MN|
|Dates:||11/26/2021 - 11/27/2021|
|Location:||St. Croix State Forest, MN|
|Dates:||10/29/2021 - 10/30/2021|
|Location:||St. Croix State Park, MN|
|Dates:||09/14/2021 - 09/15/2021|
|Dates:||06/08/2021 - 06/09/2021|
|Location:||Lake Lillian, MN|
|Dates:||03/25/2021 - 03/26/2021|
|Location:||Coon Rapids, MN|