Auckland LandSAR History

1948 - A group of people met to discuss the possibility of forming a Search and Rescue group within Auckland.

1949 - First official meeting to discuss forming an Auckland Land Search and Rescue organisation. Meeting was held at Henderson Police Station.

1950 - Auckland LandSAR was formed by members of the Auckland Tramping Club and Alpine Sports Club.

1992 - The Auckland FIRST (Fast Initial Response Search Unit) Group was formed in 1992 and replaced the traditional system of calling out of LandSAR volunteers from local tramping, hunting clubs for each operation.

2013 - Auckland LandSAR is now affiliated to the national LandSAR organisation, with over 50 operational team members.


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