Team BUSAR is an all-hazards Search and Rescue team operating in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the National Park Service (NPS) system.

We are proud to have earned a 2019 Gold Seal of Transparency! Check it out on our updated GuideStar Profile.

Their love, passion, and knowledge of their missions gave our family the hope and reassurance that our family needed in our darkest days.
— Brooke B.

Recognized in 2018 for significant contributions to the National Park Service’s Search and Rescue program.
— Andrew Hower - Deputy Chief of Emergency Services - NPS Washington D.C.

Training with the NPS Tech Team at “The Sinks”.

Training with the NPS Tech Team at “The Sinks”.

2019 Statistics


  • 1,778 - TRAINING HOURS


  • 1,779 - Mission Hours

  • 3,249 - Training Hours