Search and Rescue Links

Portland Mountain Rescue is one of many search and rescue organizations in the world devoted to saving lives in the wilderness and back-country. Here are selected links to other SAR groups and resources.

Mountain Rescue Association
International Organization for Mountain Rescue team support (includes a host of
SAR links)

Pacific Northwest Search and Rescue
Below Timberline SAR for Clackamas County, Oregon area

American Medical Response
Paramedic & Ambulance Service providing the Reach and Treat (RAT) Team on
Mount Hood

Mountain Wave Emergency Communications
SAR communications organization for rugged and mountainous terrain

Hood River Crag Rats
Hood River (OR) County SAR Team covering North and East sides of Mount Hood and
Central Columbia River Gorge

Eugene Mountain Rescue
Eugene, Oregon based mountain SAR team

Tacoma Mountain Rescue
Tacoma, Washington based mountain SAR team

Seattle Mountain Rescue
Seattle, Washington based mountain SAR team

Olympic Mountain Rescue
Bremerton, Washington based mountain SAR team

North Country Volcano Rescue Team
Yacolt, Washington based EMS team for Mt. St. Helens area

Central Washington Mountain Rescue
Yakima, Washington based mountain SAR team

Wind River Search and Rescue
Skamania County, Washington based SAR team

Oregon K9 Search Teams
OK9ST trains and certifies K9 teams to respond to searches at the request
of law enforcement agencies throughout the Pacific NW

Oregon Civil Air Patrol
Oregon-based U.S. Air Force auxiliary

Clackamas (OR) County Sheriff
Authorities covering West and South sides of Mount Hood and High Country East
of Estacada

Multnomah (OR) County Sheriff
Authorities covering West End of the Columbia River Gorge

Other SAR Groups of Note:

Idaho Mountain Search and Rescue Unit
Boise, Idaho based mountain SAR team

Alpine Rescue Team
Evergreen, Colorado based mountain SAR team

Rocky Mountain Rescue Group
Boulder, Colorado based mountain SAR team

Rigging for Rescue
British Columbia based company offering advanced rope rigging courses for
rescue teams

Emergency Response Institute
Olympia, Washington based consulting and training firm specializing in SAR,
disaster and emergency management

Rescue Dynamics
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada based training resource for Mountain Rescue and
Pre-Hospital Emergency Care

High Altitude Medicine Guide
Hood River, Oregon based altitude sickness resource guide

German Shepard Search Dogs of Washington State
Seattle, Washington based resource for German Shepard SAR Dog training

Avalanche Dogs
Seattle, Washington based resource for SAR and Avalanche Dog training

Rescue Response
Supplier of technical rescue and rope access equipment