We are a small Search & Rescue team located in the heart of the central Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Based out of Buena Vista, CO in Chaffee County, we have twelve mountains over 14,000 feet in elevation. Chaffee County is often called the “Home of the Fourteeners”. The Colorado Trail traverses many of them.
Our team consists of about fifty members, all of whom are unpaid volunteers that provide most of their own equipment. We typically are called out on missions sixty or more times each year. Those missions vary from rescuing hikers and climbers who are lost or injured on a mountain, to evacuating rafters from the Arkansas River, and even searching for downed aircraft. The terrain may be rugged mountains, steep rocky river banks, level farmland, or urban residential. Team volunteers also assist with numerous community special events throughout the year, and various activities during natural disasters.
Chaffee County Search & Rescue North consists of some of the most conscientious, skilled, and dedicated people in our county. They are our neighbors and friends, and selflessly volunteer their time and resources in service to the community.
The vast majority of our funding comes from charitable donations. We have many costs that need to be met with that funding on an annual basis. Group gear, vehicle maintenance, vehicle replacement, and training costs for our members are all costs we incur.
We need your help! Any amount helps us to better equip, train, and transport our dedicated members. Thank you for your time and donating to our group.