The CMSART Mission Statement...
To provide trained emergency response to any person lost, stranded, or injured in a wilderness environment, and promote education in wilderness safety for children and the general public. All of our services are provided free of charge.
Central Massachusetts Search and Rescue Team, Inc. is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation established in 1992.
We are a completely volunteer organization comprised of skilled men and women from the Worcester County and Eastern Massachusetts area. Our members are concerned participants who volunteer their time, money, physical comfort and safety to save lives and promote wilderness safety.
The team provides law enforcement and other state agencies throughout New England with 24-hour emergency response assistance for ground search and rescue operations, often in rough terrain and under harsh weather conditions. We are trained to operate in the field, day or night, and can deploy a variety of search tactics.
CMSART is a registered search and rescue resource for the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Management, Mass. State Police Tactical Operations Unit, Northeast Wilderness Search and Rescue Association, New England Alzheimer s Association, the Department of Conservation & Recreation, as well as numerous local police and fire departments. Each year we contribute thousands of man-hours in a variety search efforts. These agencies depend upon our organization to improve their ability to find missing persons and injured victims.
The team will respond to requests for assistance from any official agency (police, fire, emergency response agencies). Members will be notified of a search call out by team pager or phone, anytime day or night. (24/7/365).
Donations Support Our Efforts
April 13, 2010
We do not charge for our services. We have been able to support a very lean operating budget just with member dues. During our first few years of operation this was difficult but acceptable.
To ACTIVATE The Team
February 16, 2008
Municipalities and State Agencies ONLY. Please CALL Central Massachusetts EMS - Worcester CMED at 508-854-0100 for EMERGENCY Team Activation.