The men and women who make up the Mineral County Search and
Rescue team are tied together by one common goal - helping people.
We often help people who are lost or injured in our mountain terrain.
Every once in a while we get the opportunity to save a life. That's
what keeps us going.
Mineral County Search and Rescue Team is a registered non-profit
society devoted to assisting in the location and rescue of missing
persons primarily in Mineral County, and when requested to assist
We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
with a fully qualified team of trained personnel to deal with
any search or rescue within our scope. We have gone out on a search
in the middle of a blizzard on a winter night because we are trained
- and because we are needed. Sometimes we even get to respond in nice weather!
We have assisted snowmobilers, fire fighters, hikers, hunters,
rafters, fishermen, swimmers, 4-wheelers, and lost hunters, elderly
and children. We have been on scene for car wrecks, freight truck
wrecks, forest fires, train derailments, and hazmat spills. When
the public is in need of mountain search and rescue services,
MCSAR is there.
Mineral County SAR, as a volunteer, non-profit organization,
is funded mainly through grants, fund-raising events and donations.
The primary use of funds is for technical, communications and
transportation equipment, SAR education, training and baseline
team expenses. We also have a building fund with the hope of someday
having a facility for our team. No members are paid salaries or
wages. In addition to its search and rescue activities, the MCSAR
regularly participates in a number of community events.
Donations are gladly accepted and may be earmarked for specific
funding or will be used at the discretion of our Board of Directors.
Your donations will save lives.
The Mineral County SAR is administered and staffed by volunteers
who train and practice search, rescue, medical and survival skills
in the rugged yet beautiful Western Montana outdoors. Mineral
County Search and Rescue takes pride in offering a vital community