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TSAR is an all-volunteer, community organization with high
standards of professionalism and service. We operate year
round in all of the off-road areas surrounding Taos, New
Mexico, throughout the state of New Mexico and
occasionally into Southern Colorado. Our team searches in
all seasons. We search for lost hikers, climbers, hunters,
campers, children, people with alzheimer's, skiers,
snowmobilers, etc. We rescue persons injured in
backcountry settings, which include the mountains, the high
desert, and the Rio Grande Gorge. We are also called in for
urban, off-road searches. Our deployment is through the
New Mexico State Police.
TSAR is on call 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. We
provide training for all areas of expertise required on a
mission. This includes: litter packaging, medical scenarios,
low and medium angle rescue, avalanche training, swiftwater
training, search for downed aircraft, communications,
navigation with map and compass, use of GPS, and
computer search technologies. We are always looking for
volunteers. We train and employ the following Specialized
Search Units: Ground, K-9, Mounted, High Angle, Medical,
and Base Camp (which includes our Mobile Command Unit).
If you are looking for a way to serve your community, consider
joining Taos Search and Rescue.
IS SOMEONE LOST?
If someone you know is lost or
missing, contact the New Mexico
State Police or your local law
enforcement agency. Do not call
Taos Search & Rescue directly.
We are deployed through law
enforcement only and cannot
respond to individual calls.
New Mexico State Police Contact
Visit our WILDERNESS TIPS page
under SAR INFO before your next
adventure into the wilderness.
These simple facts could save your
life or the life of someone else.
Always check the current
WEATHER FORECAST and know
your SUNRISE AND SUNSET TIMES
before you travel into the
wilderness: on our TAOS INFO link.
This bit of information is very
important in avoiding trouble or in
the case you find yourself in
trouble. Our motto: "Be pepared,
SERVICE FOR 25+ YEARS...
TSAR has been serving the NM
community for over 25 years. The
perpetuation of our mission is not
possible without the generosity of
our community. We are not funded
by state or federal government,
but only through the generosity of
people like you.
Don't have time to become a
member of TSAR? We invite you to
take the time to visit our SUPPORT
page to learn how you can still
make a difference and become a
part of our mission,"So Others May
THERE ARE NO
There are no individual heros in
search and rescue. It takes a
whole team working
harmoniously together (and
sometimes multiple teams)
utilizing a myriad of resouces,
equipment, knowledge and tools
to effect a search and rescue
operation. We invite you to visit
the pages of our site that outline
the people (MEMBERS),
resources (UNITS), knowledge
(TRAINING), and more
(MISSIONS, PHOTOS) that are
required for us to respond to
WELCOME to our HOME PAGE...