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Links and Info

Links and Info

Coconino County Emergency Management

·      Register for emergency notifications and make a plan. SAR members actively participate in evacuations for flood/fire and other emergencies.

USDA Forest Service Coconino National Forest

·      Many of our missions are conducted on National Forest land, with terrain ranging from desert canyons to alpine forests.

Kachina Peaks Avalanche Center

·      During winter months, SAR members may be called upon to rescue out-of-bounds skiers and snowboarders on the San Francisco Peaks. The Kachina Peaks Avalanche center performs annual training in snow safety and coordinates with CCSSAR.

National Park Service – Grand Canyon

·      When needed, CCSAR will assist the National Park Service during missions in and around Grand Canyon. Learning how to safely recreate in one of the most visited and most extreme landscapes in the world is essential to PSAR.


National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR)

·      As a non-profit association dedicated to the advancement of professional, literary and scientific knowledge in the Search and Rescue field, NASAR provides certification standards and training for SAR units nationwide.

·      SARAZ.ORG promotes search and rescue professionalism and education by facilitating the exchange of information among land SAR practitioners.


Mountain Rescue Association

·      The MRA is an organization of teams, including CCSAR, dedicated to saving lives through rescue and mountain safety education. With over 90 government authorized units, the MRA has grown to become the critical mountain search and rescue resource in the United States.


NOLS Wilderness Medicine Institute

·      WMI is the leader in wilderness medicine education.

Arizona Game and Fish Education programs

·      Providing hunting, boating, ATV and bow hunting safety education for all ages

Video Resources


Introduction to Search Management

The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Unit and the National Park Service have partnered to create the Introduction to Search Management Best Practices video. This 35-minute-long video introduces modern best practices for managing a search for a lost or missing person. This video by itself is not intended to be a complete training product but should be used in conjunction with or followed up by a formal search management course.

Kachina Peaks Avalanche Awareness

The Kachina Peaks Wilderness is located in the San Francisco Peaks, immediately north of Flagstaff, and is part of the Coconino National Forest. This video about winter backcountry safety was produced by NAU Forestry, Kachina Peaks Avalanche Center, USFS, Coconino County Sheriff’s Office and Arizona Snowbowl.

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