The mission of Manatee County Search & Rescue (SAR) is to provide for the safety and welfare of all citizens and visitors to Manatee County and to protect them from loss of life and property, disorientation, natural disaster, and medical emergency. 
 
This mission extends to areas across the state of Florida and beyond when called upon to do so, and includes but is not limited to, Wilderness SAR, Urban SAR, locating lost stranded persons, the promotion of missing child prevention programs, marine rescue, and the providing of emergency medical services.
 
The introduction of new ideas and concepts leading to improved services which optimize resources will be a high priority for department personnel.
 
The promotion of good will, community respect, and confidence in Manatee County Search & Rescue will continue to be of the highest priority for all volunteers.

"Prepared for the worst, providing the best... So that others may live."