From the ground up
we have a team for it
The Comm. Team provides technical staffing for all communications and organizes communication to teams at incident command during call-outs.
The Ground Team members are the jack of all trades for MCSAR. Specializing in all aspects of rescue. From tracking, ropes systems, medical, all-season, all-terrain, and more.
Our K9 teams work side-by-side with the ground team when there are needs beyond the capabilities of our human members. The K9 team gives a different sense and perspective to the search, ensuring a higher probability of rescue.
Our Mantrackers are members of the ground team who like to hone their search skills even further. They specialize in the subtle details and clues of the trail from impacted foliage to indentations in the soil.
The Swiftwater Rescue Team is the responsible for covering our water rescue needs. From setting up rope systems to pull individuals out to exit strategies when in the water. The SWR team works hand-in-hand with the ground and boat teams.
Our new UAV team is comprised of members of the Ground Team who use their technical skills paired with rescue knowledge to cover more ground. The drone allows for a larger view of the surrounding terrain and the potential to find someone quickly.
TECHNICAL RESCUE TEAM
The Technical Rescue Team are our heroes when it comes to climbing skills and high-angle rescue. When the ground comes to an end and the edges are steep, they have what it takes to go over.
The ATV Team is a group of citizens ready for the challenges of covering more ground than we can on foot, and do it quickly. Many rescues happen off of ATV trails, so their skills and equipment go a long way, literally.
Our Helicopter Team operates mainly out of St. Mary’s hospital and Xcel Energy. These companies offer their services in the air to broaden our search and most importantly, carry those in need out when timing really matters.
Similar to our K9 team, the Sherriff’s Posse horses and riders allow for a different perspective on the ground search, as well as cover lots of ground.
The Snowskipper Team is a group of citizens committed to supporting our ground team in the harshest of winter conditions. Utilizing their knowledge of winter landscapes and their equipment, they can support beyond the snowshoe track.
what team to join
“Is there a charge for rescue?”