Securing training dummy into rescue litter at a weekend exercise.

"Next to creating life, the finest thing a man can do is to save one."

                                 ---- Abraham Lincoln ----

We are DACSAR, a non-profit search & rescue team in Las Cruces, NM.

If you have a search or rescue emergency, call "911" and tell the emergency operator that you need Search &/or Rescue assistance.

We provide qualified volunteers for New Mexico search and rescue operations. Our membership is open to individuals 18 years or older. In New Mexico, search and rescue missions are initiated by the New Mexico State Police under the NM Search and Rescue Act. Operations are then handled by volunteer incident commanders and volunteer SAR teams. We specialize in tracking skills and ground search methods.

We encourage others to join us. Are you interested in helping others and do you enjoy the great outdoors? Then please read on and contact us. We have monthly meetings and regular training activities on tracking, ground search techniques, map skills, compass & GPS skills, first aid, State SAR Plan, communications, and survival skills. Contact us, meet us, learn with us. Take a look at our other pages on this site.

DACSAR is a member of the New Mexico Search and Rescue Council-

You will find information on NM SAR field certification, NM SAR Act, SAR guidelines, and state activities.