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BAY AREA MOUNTAIN RESCUE UNIT

www.bamru.org Tax ID 23-7098709

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BAMRU is an all-volunteer wilderness search and rescue (SAR) unit, based in the San Francisco Bay Area. We look for and help people lost or stranded anywhere outdoors in California.

BAMRU is an accredited member of the Mountain Rescue Association and is a FEMA and California OES Type I search and rescue resource. This means that we have the ability to operate safely and effectively, night or day, in all terrain, in all weather, in all seasons.

Members of BAMRU are climbers, mountaineers, backpackers and skiers who train in a variety of skills used for wilderness search and rescue. BAMRU members live all over the Bay Area, from Marin to Santa Cruz and from San Francisco to Contra Costa County.

The unit is an independent, 501(c)3 non-profit corporation with an elected board of directors, affiliated with the San Mateo County (California) Sheriff's Emergency Services Bureau.

BAMRU is a member organization of the Bay Area Search and Rescue Council (BASARC) and of the Mountain Rescue Association.

BAMRU members donate their time for training and emergency operations. No payment is expected for our services.

BAMRU's biggest need currently is a new truck. Our current truck "Baby Blue" has had a good run but needs to be replaced. Baby Blue is also our mobile gear cache.

BAMRU is a non-profit, volunteer organization. The San Mateo county Sherrif's Office supports us by replacing most but not all of worn or retired equipment. The unit's expenses are modest, and include truck insurance and maintenance, replacement and updating of rescue equipment, 24-hour status and emergency phone numbers, and communication and administrative costs. BAMRU's budget is covered almost entirely by the contributions of current members and a small number of donors.

BAMRU's biggest need currently is a new truck. Our current truck "Baby Blue" has had a good run but needs to be replaced. Baby Blue is also our mobile gear cache.

Support our search efforts by dontating to BAMRU today!