About Davis County Search and Rescue
Q: What is the Davis County Sheriff's Search & Rescue
and who are the volunteers?
Search and rescue volunteers are selected from the community based in their expertise and special talents--but the primary requirement for membership is a true desire to help others. The group includes mountaineering specialists, rock climbers, cavers, scuba divers, tracking specialists, and swiftwater rescue technicians. Our members come from all walks of life--some come to us with experience, some without. Those without prior rescue experience go through a rigorous training program prior to becoming full members of the organization.
Q: Where is Davis County?
Q: How often is the DCSAR called out?
Searches for lost children and adults.
Q: What are the medical capabilities of Search
& Rescue members?
Q: Does the DCSAR do any educational work with the community?
The DCSAR is very active in the community. We
are involved in a variety of programs such as giving lectures to local
boy & girl scout troops,
elementary schools, and church groups. One such program that has met with
particular success is the Hug A Tree program. Each year, members of the
DCSAR volunteer a considerable amount of time to visit local grade schools
to teach children what to do if they become lost. This program is designed
for children in grades K-12, and can be tailored to groups of 10 to 200
Q: How is the DCSAR financed?
The DCSAR is a non-profit organization registered in the State of Utah. Working as an official auxiliary of the Davis County Sheriff's Office, we receive no significant funding from tax dollars. Funds to purchase equipment and training are raised from generous donations by local businesses and individuals throughout the year.We are a benificiary of of the Davis County United Way, and accept direct donations through Network for Good.org.
Q: Does the DCSAR charge for rescues?
The DCSAR does not charge for rescues. Rescue operations are paid for by funds obtained through Search & Rescue specific fund-raising efforts, and through the support of the Davis County Sheriff's Office. People in need of our assistance should not hesitate to call for help and not fear having to pay for the cost of a rescue.
This is a significant effort. It often requires that volunteers sacrifice personal interests, time and equipment to perform dangerous tasks. Some activities can include dozens of teams and last for several days. No matter how deep the snow, how bad the weather, how lost the person--when the call goes out, DCSAR responds.
Search & Rescue needs your support to continue providing this essential service to the community. If you would like more information about how to support the DCSAR, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Davis County Sheriff's Office at (801) 451-4100.
If you want information about the Search and Rescue organization in your own community, contact your local Sheriff's Office.