who we are

the people

Mesa County Search and Rescue (MCSAR) was organized in 1966 with a few Sheriff Posse members and citizen band radio operators. It is now a non-profit organization with several individual clubs or groups. Excluding the officials of the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO), SAR is strictly a volunteer organization.

what we do

standing by

All manpower and personal equipment are given as needed. When working on an official mission, all volunteers (as required by Colorado law) are under the jurisdiction of the MCSO. When a request for assistance is made by the MCSO, SAR volunteers are dispatched as needed to complete the mission. These volunteers may be on foot, horseback, ATV, boat, or snowmobile as needed. Whatever the conditions, members do their best to meet those demands.

how we do it

many helping hands

SAR consists of a variety of specialized teams to meet the needs of various searches and rescue operations. These teams designate members to serve on the SAR board. Each team trains in their specialty on their own time providing their own equipment. They also coordinate services with other teams and the Sheriff’s Office personnel. Each team also provides support personnel for incident command as needed.

be prepared


what team to join


“Is there a charge for rescue?”