Dona Ana County Search & Rescue, Inc. - Tracking & Searching, So Others May Live...
"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: NMSU Room, 3rd Floor at the Mountain View Regional Medical Center, 4311 E. Lohman Ave, Las Cruces, NM

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

National Association for Search and Rescue

Search Gear

Test Yourself - Tracking Quiz:

BLM - SW New Mexico

Lincoln National Forest

Gila National Forest

International Society of Professional
Trackers:

Fernando Morieira, Professional Trackers:

FEMA online training:
training.fema.gov/IS/NIMS.asp