The Alaska State Troopers, Dept. of Public Safety, have primary responsibility for civilian search and rescue in Alaska. Any search and rescue emergency should be reported to the nearest Trooper Detachment, Village Public Safety Officer, or to Trooper Dispatch in Anchorage (428-7200).   All requests for search dog teams must originate with or have official mission approval from the Alaska State Troopers.

Important Contacts


Alaska State Troopers

(800) 478-9300 or contact nearest local office

Alaska Avalance Center

Avalanche Recording Statewide   (800) 478-7675   

Anchorage Avalanche and Mountain Weather Information   273-6037 (Road Closure) 

Southeast Alaska Avalanche Center  Juneau (907)586-5699

Civil Air Patrol

Alaska Wing CAP Headquarters   552-5317 or contact nearest office  * Normal Process: Alaska State Troopers initiate request for Civil Air Patrol assistance   through Rescue Coordination Center (RCC); RCC will activate Civil Air Patrol   in appropriate region, assign mission number, and provide approval authority for mission.

Coast Guard Rescue Coordination Center

 U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Coordination Center   (800) 478-5555 or 

(800) 399-5555 (Statewide)   

463-2000 (24 hour Duty Officer - Juneau)   

463-2471 (Not 24 hour number - Juneau)   

271-6700 (24 hour Duty Officer - Anchorage)

Emergency Operations Center/Rescue Coordination Center (RCC)

Alaska Air National Guard   Alaska Div. of Emergency Services and   Alaska Dept. of Public Safety   428-7200 (Information)

Mountain Rescue Teams JUNEAU

Juneau Mountain Rescue Group   Contact Alaska State Troopers - Juneau   465-4000 (911 in Juneau area)