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Mountain Search & Rescue

Our Mountain Rescue team trains in a variety of technical rescue disciplines.  High-angle rope rescue is one of our most practiced skills.   Our team is professionally trained and certified in the following services by the Mountain Rescue Association (MRA):

  • Mountain Search & Rescue
  • High-Angle Technical Rescue
  • Avalanche Rescue
  • Emergency backcountry evacuations
  • Certified by Mountain Rescue Association (MRA)

Urban Search & Rescue

Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) involves the location, extrication, and initial medical stabilization of victims trapped in structural collapse due to natural disasters, mines, and collapsed trenches.

Water Search & Rescue

  • Our Water Rescue Team is trained to provide the following services 
  • Technical Dive Rescue
  • Swift Water Rescue
  • Underwater Search & Rescue
  • Underwater Investigation
  • Coldwater / Ice Rescue


We believe that quality training is our number one asset.  Because of this, we maintain an aggressive monthly training schedule in which all members receive expert instruction and practical hands-on training.  Members undergo training in a variety of disciplines, including the following:

  • First Aid
  • Accident / Injury Victim Management
  • CPR
  • Cold Weather Survival Techniques
  • SCUBA Diving
  • Swift Water Rescue
  • Snow Shoeing
  • Map Navigation
  • Avalanche Hazards / Search & Rescue
  • Wilderness Survival
  • Technical Rock Rescue
  • Man Tracking

Thousands of hours every year are dedicated to training the members of this unit.  Due to the many hours dedicated to training, we often feel that we are "Living to train", but we are actually "Training to Live".


Community Outreach & Involvement

Davis County Sheriff's Search & Rescue believes strongly in the benefits of educating members of our community in wilderness and water safety.  Where possible, we prefer to help members of the community avoid the types of emergencies that require a rescue or search operation.

  • Avalanche Safety
  • Backcountry Safety
  • Boating Safety
  • Hug-A-Tree And Survive Program