BAYSAR assists the Police by providing trained volunteer ground SAR personnel with the ultimate goal of saving lives.
Established in 1992, the Ontario Search & Rescue Volunteer Association is a provincially recognized, not-for-profit, volunteer based organization that supports the ground SAR teams in Ontario.
BIG NEWS (Feb 2020)!!! BAYSAR has become part of a GSAR (Ground Search and Rescue) team. We still of course do Air Search and Rescue and now we also part of OSARVA.
“On behalf of the Ontario Search and Rescue Volunteer Association, I’d like to extend a warm welcome to you and say congratulations on becoming our newest GSAR team in Ontario. The dedication and enthusiasm of our SAR volunteers in Ontario is unsurpassed, and I am happy to have you join our organization.
How to be part of OSARVA
All Ground SAR volunteers in BAYSAR must complete these minimum requirements to become operational for ground searches: