"Wherever we go in the mountains we find more than we seek." - John Muir, naturalist 1838-1914

About Us

Our organization is here to help others, the community & state. Our team seeks to meet the needs of the lost, stranded, or injured. Our members come from those who like to hike, hunt, climb, & camp. The principal requirement for members is an interest in search and rescue, a willingness to learn the necessary skills, and a desire to contribute to this community effort.


Team members provide their own personal trail gear (boots, clothing, packs & basic survival materials). DACSAR maintains an inventory of team gear (radios, ropes, litters, etc.) for mission use. Annual dues of $20 cover administrative costs and some team purchases. The NM Department of Public Safety does provide mileage reimbursement for missions.

VISITORS ARE WELCOME to our monthly business and planning meetings.

MEET US & LEARN WITH US

Location: Online Meeting due to COVID 19 Restrictions


When:: First Monday of the month

@ 6:30 P.M.


Monthly Trainings - as scheduled, and usually on the 12th day after our team meetings - which will be the 2nd Saturday after the meeting. Check the schedule page of the website for dates and details. In addition to these team trainings there are multi-team trainings & mock missions during the year. Members also attend the annual statewide convention and training set up by the New Mexico Search & Rescue Council - NMSARC.


Right: Team members at our annual end-of-year gathering.

Links:

Application for Membership:

DACSAR Application.pdf (PDF — 136 KB)

Team Member Gear List

DACSARgearlist.pdf (PDF — 35 KB)

FAQs.doc (DOC — 33 KB)

New Mexico Search and Rescue Council

http://www.nmesc.org/

National Association for Search and Rescue

http://www.nasar.org/nasar/


BLM - SW New Mexico

www.blm.gov/nm/st/en.htm

Lincoln National Forest

www.fs.fed.us/r3/lincoln/

Gila National Forest

www2.srs.fs.fed.us/r3/gila/

International Society of Professional

Trackers:

http://www.ispt.org/index.htm

Fernando Morieira, Professional Trackers:

http://professionaltrackers.com/

FEMA online training:

training.fema.gov/IS/NIMS.asp