Becoming a member of Taos Search and Rescue means joining a team of individuals committed to serving the community with a high degree of professionalism and expertise. Individual heroism and recognition are not what SAR work is about. While each person does play a vital role in the mission scenario, it is only through teamwork and cooperation that a search or rescue succeeds.

Once you join Taos Search & Rescue, you’ll receive regular trainings in wilderness survival, first aid, navigation, radio communication, and search and evacuation techniques. Trainings are also offered in specialities such as high angle technical rescue, swift water rescue, K-9 search, and mounted search.


If you are interested in joining Taos Search & Rescue, attend one of our monthly general meetings to decide if it’s for you.

Meetings are held the third Wednesday of the month from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at 125 La Posta Rd, see below:

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, TSAR has currently suspended all in-person classroom and field trainings. We will be training online and through wilderness courses that allow appropriate social distancing.

We are still responding to missions as needed.