New Hampshire SAR

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is the agency responsible for conducting search and rescue missions within the woodlands and inland waterways throughout New Hampshire. Fish and Game’s Specialized Search and Rescue Team is part of the Department’s Law Enforcement Division. The team consists of 16 specially trained and skilled Conservation Officers who respond to numerous diverse calls for search and rescue assistance throughout the state. The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department conducts an average of 145 search and rescue missions annually for victims ranging from hikers, climbers, OHRV operators, children, and elderly people (Alzheimer’s and dementia patients). Fish and Game is assisted in its search and rescue missions by many professional volunteer search and rescue organizations throughout the state. They are very appreciative of these considerable efforts. Specialized Search and Rescue Team members must meet specific physical agility testing requirements and continually receive specialized training related to conducting search and rescue missions during severe winter weather or adverse and hazardous conditions throughout the year.

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