ESAR's main workhorse vessel (a 1977 fishing vessel donated in the 1980's) is out of service because it is has become unsafe to operate and increasingly expensive to maintain in mission ready condition. A replacement that is much more suitable for Search And Rescue has been located, but we need help with funding. Please click on the link below to help us fund a replacement vessel so that we can continue to provide much needed services to the community.
ESAR members, if you obtained your SARTECH II or III certification before January 01, 2013, YOU MUST RE-CERTIFY BY January 01, 2016. The training / mission hours criteria should be all you need. For now, you just need to present a training / mission log ONLY IF IT IS REQUESTED by NASAR. There are blank log sheets at ESAR formatted the way NASAR wants them to be, for you to complete and keep track of your hours.
You can click on the "How to Re-certify" link below for a video that walks you through how to re-certify for NASAR SARTECH. This video shows how to re-certify SARTECH II, but the process is the same for SARTECH III or SARTECH I.
If you have any questions, please contact your Commander. There is a cost that can be reimbursed by ESAR, just bring in your receipt. If you need help with the cost initially (instead of waiting for reimbursement), we can make that happen.
Check out the calendar on the right side of this page to see upcoming events. You can also click on each event to see more information such as locations, times, and details of the event.
Welcome to the brand new Escambia Search And Rescue website!
Please bear with us while we make changes and additions to our site. We are trying to make it easier for our members and the public to stay informed about ESAR and related events.