Search and Rescue

Search and Rescue

National Association for Search and Rescue Names MAGLITE® the Official Flashlight for Search and Rescue. MAGLITE® is lauded for its performance, reliability, and durability.

(Ontario, CA)  The National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR) has named MAGLITE® the official flashlight brand of search and rescue. Engineered and built in the U.S. and supported by expert service at the factory, MAGLITE® was selected due to its reputation for outstanding performance and durability, among other features essential to a flashlight for search and rescue purposes.

“The MAGLITE® brand has long been associated with world-class build quality, ruggedness, performance, and design excellence. That’s what search and rescue operators need because they regularly deal with life and death situations,” said Christopher Boyer, Executive Director of NASAR.

NASAR is a national non-profit organization founded in 1973 to educate and promote best practices in search and rescue. NASAR has a membership of more than 16,000 search and rescue professionals throughout North America.

The MAGLITE® line of machined aluminum flashlights embodies many critical features that search and rescue practitioners demand. In addition to being known for its performance and reliability, the MAGLITE® line is also known for critical features such as:

  • Multiple power settings on most LED models
  • Sealing and anodizing throughout to resist corrosion and ingress of water and grit
  • Textured Grip, for ease of handling in wet, cold weather or gloves
  • Easily accessible switch for easy operability in all conditions
  • Precision, user-focusable optics

“MAGLITE® is pleased to be selected as the Flashlight for NASAR and search and rescue professionals everywhere,” said Tony Maglica, Founder, Owner, and CEO of MAG Instrument Inc. “First responders such as military, police,  fire, and search and rescue professionals need the best and most reliable equipment, and we are proud to be their preferred flashlight.”