LizaAlert is a team of volunteers, which are united by the desire to help people, who got lost (in cities, forests, fields, moors etc.). Any person can file a request to LizaAlert if his/her relative is lost (after the respective request to the Department of Home Affairs is filed), and the volunteers of LizaAlert will initiate the search and rescue operation (jointly with the Department of Home Affairs, Ministry for Civil Defence, Emergencies and Disaster Response, etc.)
LizaAlert was established in 2010 after the dramatic search for a little 4-year-old girl. She got lost in the forest with her special-needs aunt and
two dogs. Almost 500 volunteers jointly with the special forces were searching through the forest. Liza (that was her name) was found on the 10th day, and the examination showed that she died on the 9th. Less than 2 months after Liza was found the LizaAlert Search-and-Rescue Team was established.
Today hundreds of volunteers participate in the search and rescue operations following LizaAlert’s algorithms. LizaAlert has a number of ‘divis
ions’: information coordinators, people who call around the hospitals and morgues, drones division, cavalry division, canine division, storekeepers, media division, etc. LizaAlert works together with other search-and-rescue teams such as Helicopter Search-and-Rescue Team ‘Angel’, Diving Search-and-Rescue Team ‘Dobrotvorets’, etc.
The Team does not accept money for their services, but anyone can help by buying flashlights, navigators, drones, A4 paper, etc. and passing these to the Team. Or by simply joining the search and rescue operations.