If you are lost or injured, call 911, even if there is no or limited cell phone service.

SARNAK can be activated by calling New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Dispatch in Ray Brook at 518-891-0235, or by contacting the New York State Federation of Search and Rescue Teams by calling the Toll-Free
Emergency Activation phone number: 866-6NY-WSAR (1-866-669-9727)

SARNAK cannot be activated by individuals, only official emergency response agencies.

For information about joining SARNAK, contact us at


SARNAK incurs a variety of annual and one-time expenses ranging from mileage and medical training reimbursements for members to insurance payments and equipment purchases. Donations of any size are welcome and very much appreciated.

All donations of $10 or more will receive a thank-you letter and SARNAK logo sticker.

SARNAK is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Mail a check or money order to:

Search and Rescue of the Northern Adirondacks

PO Box 1116

Saranac Lake, NY 12983