Grand County Search and Rescue, Serving Grand County, Colorado - What We Do (and Why We Do It)
The men and women who make up the Grand County Search and Rescue (GCSAR) 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.
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 will go out on a search in the middle of a blizzard on a winter night because we are trained – and because we are needed.
Our mission load averages 40-50 call-outs per year. We have assisted skiers, snowmobilers, hikers, hunters, snowshoers, climbers, rafters, fishermen, mountain bikers and lost children. We have been on scene for car wrecks, bus wrecks, airplane accidents, forest fires and train derailments. When the public is in need of mountain search and rescue services, GCSAR is there.