Alaska Search and Rescue

The Alaska State Troopers, Dept. of Public Safety, have primary responsibility for civilian search and rescue in Alaska. Any search and rescue emergency should be reported to the nearest Trooper Detachment, Village Public Safety Officer, or to Trooper Dispatch in Anchorage (428-7200).

All requests for search dog teams must originate with or have official mission approval from the Alaska State Troopers.  

Alaska State Troopers

Alaska State Troopers
(800) 478-9300 or contact
nearest local office

Avalanche Information

Avalanche Recording Statewide
(800) 478-7675 

Anchorage Avalanche and Mountain Weather Information
273-6037 (Road Closure)

Civil Air Patrol

Civil Air Patrol*
Alaska Wing CAP Headquarters
552-5317 or contact nearest office

* Normal Process: Alaska State Troopers initiate request for Civil Air Patrol assistance
  through Rescue Coordination Center (RCC); RCC will activate Civil Air Patrol
  in appropriate region, assign mission number, and provide approval authority for mission.

Coast Guard Rescue Coordination Center

U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Coordination Center
(800) 478-5555 or (800) 399-5555 (Statewide)
463-2000 (24 hour Duty Officer - Juneau)
463-2471 (Not 24 hour number - Juneau)
271-6700 (24 hour Duty Officer - Anchorage)

Emergency Operations Center Rescue Coordination Center (RCC)

Emergency Operations Center/Rescue Coordination Center (RCC)
Alaska Air National Guard
Alaska Div. of Emergency Services and
Alaska Dept. of Public Safety
428-7200 (Information)

Mountain Rescue Teams

Southeast Region


Juneau Mountain Rescue Group
Contact Alaska State Troopers - Juneau
465-4000 (911 in Juneau area)

Southern Region


Anchorage Mountain Rescue Group (AMRG)
Contact Alaska State Troopers - Anchorage
566-2694 (911 in Anchorage area)
P.O. Box 241102
Anchorage, AK 99524

A volunteer group based in Anchorage
serving the state of Alaska


Cordova Volunteer Fire Department
FAX 424-6120

Rescue Coordination Center U.S. Coast Guard

U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Coordination Center
(800) 478-5555 (24 hour - Statewide) or
(888) 399-5555 (24 hour - Statewide)

Search Dogs - Southeast Region

  Southeast Alaska Dogs Organized for Ground Search (SEADOGS)*
P.O. Box 32719
Juneau, AK 99803

Alaska Search and Rescue Dogs (ASARD)*
200 W. 34th Avenue, #655
Anchorage, AK 99503-3949
275-3943 - pager

This is a non-profit, volunteer emergency service unit based in
Anchorage to assist in statewide Search and Rescue operations.

* Contact Alaska State Troopers - Juneau
  465-4000 or 911 (Juneau/Douglas area)

Snowmachine Rescue

Alaska Snowmachine Search and Rescue Recovery Team (ASSERT)
Anchorage, AK

Wilderness Search and Rescue

Wilderness Search and Rescue
Mike Abels
P.O. Box 80981
College, AK  99708

(A non-profit search and rescue organization)

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