Oahu Search & Rescue (OSAR) is an all volunteer Search and Rescue organization, serving the Island of Oahu as well as neighbor islands.
The Honolulu Police Department and the Honolulu Fire Department are the primary emergency response agencies for wilderness and rural area incidents.
IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY, DIAL 911 IMMEDIATELY.
What OSAR Does
OSAR works to educate groups and individuals in the community on safe hiking practices in an effort to reduce the number of rescues needed.
For more information, or to request a hiking safety training for your group, visit our Hiking Safety page.
At the request of a recognized Responsible Agency such as the Honolulu Fire Department, OSAR will deploy field teams to assist in a search or rescue in wilderness areas.
If, after a Responsible Agency has terminated their search efforts and the family of the missing requests it, OSAR will deploy field teams and overhead support to continue an active search.
Deployment is considered on a case by case basis and is always at the discretion of OSAR leadership.
At this time, OSAR does not search for missing animals.
Hawaii is full of amazing places you can hike and explore, but it’s easy to get in over your head. Follow these four basic steps to ensure you have a safe and fun time.
For more detailed information, check out our Safe Hiking page.