We are DACSAR, a non-profit search & rescue team in Las Cruces, NM.
Starting MAY, a New Team Meeting Location: 185 Breland Hall, NMSU
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.
If interested, take a look at this web article about becoming a SAR volunteer:
Get outside, to help others and be in the bushes for a higher purpose.
DACSAR is a member of the New Mexico Search and Rescue Council- a summary of a NM SAR mission is on their web site. We have a link on our "About Us" page. Read the article by Beck Atkinson, Area Commander, NMSP SAR. You will also find information on NM SAR field certification, NM SAR Act, SAR guidelines, training, and SAR teams in our state.
(Above) NM Guard helicopter lifts subject off mountainside SE of Deming, successful rescue of injured hiker/climber near Spring Canyon. SAR teams brought subject from injury site to where the helicopter could pick him up.