If you don’t see a specific question here, be sure to look at the above resources as well.
How Do I Activate Search & Rescue?
Is There A Charge for Search & Rescue?
Do not wait to call for assistance because you are worried about a bill. Remember, if you need Search and Rescue, it is an emergency! Call 911.
You may purchase a CORSAR card at one of over 300 vendors in the state. The CORSAR card helps defray the costs associated with Search and Rescue operations.
Should I Carry A Cell Phone While In the Backcountry?
Should I Carry A GPS?
What Is A PLB?
A Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) is a radio transmitter that relays an emergency signal to a satellite in case of emergency activation. From the satellite, the received information is relayed to search and rescue teams. All the satellite knows is that the PLB has been activated and the approximate location from which it is sending signals. PLBs do not tell the Search and Rescue Teams what kind of emergency exists. Search teams do not know if they are responding to a lost person, a medical emergency, or an avalanche. It should be only activated in an emergency.