Alaska Search and Rescue Emergency Response Team

Taking Care Of Alaska One Emergency At A Time 

Our Mission

Introducing our team, the Alaska Search and Rescue Emergency Response Team (ASARERT), we are a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Our team was established in 2020 and although we seem new, our members have over 20 years’ experience combined and we are based out of Fairbanks, and work within our community as well as all over the state of Alaska. We specialize in search management, emergent volunteer management, and fast response. We handle searches and rescues, as well as, disasters, or other emergencies in our communities and are always striving for professional excellence. Our team is nationally certified by the National Association of Search and Rescue (, mountain rescue, as a FEMA CERT team and several other nationally and specialty specific associations. We function under the purview of the Alaska State Troopers and other requesting Agencies with authority over emergencies, searches or rescues.

About Us

Alaska Search and Rescue Emergency Response Team, commonly known as ASARERT, was established in 2020 and is a ground-search team based out of Fairbanks, Alaska.  The team is composed of un-paid volunteers that have training, experience, and equipment necessary for search & rescue operations in and around Alaska. ASARERT is a registered non-profit 501c3 organization all team members are from the local community in which they serve.

How to help us continue our work!

Why Donate?

Support us, so we can continue to respond!

Every member of ASARERT is an unpaid volunteer and receives no compensation for their services. We purchase most of our personal rescue equipment out of our own pockets.  All funding for training, equipment and organizational overhead comes entirely from local donors, grants and charities.  ASARERT does not charge for our services.  We do not receive an annual operational budget or funds from any government entity.  Without donations and supportive community members, ASARERT would not be able to continue to exist. 

Join Our Team

We are excited to see that you want to join our team! ASARERT needs folks to assist in all types of areas, and have many places for you in our team! We look forward to meeting with you soon!

With the link below, email us letting you know that you are interested. Once receiving your email, we will send a copy of our application.

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Contact us



Address: PO Box 60334

Fairbanks AK, 99706