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The Cochise County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Posse handles unpredictable SAR missions through innovation and risk taking. SAR mission cannot be directly planned for; it depends on visitor / tourism influx and weather conditions. All members of the SAR Posse pay close attention to detail, its members, the subject to be rescued or searched for, yet handle each mission in an aggressive manner to provide stability in action and safety. The SAR Posse is a extremely team oriented driven team.

National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR) 

This site provides valuable information for those who are active in the outdoors and explains different aspects of Search and Rescue on a national level.


Staying Safe in the Outdoors:

  • Remember to tell someone where you are going and when you plan to return.
  • Learn how to use a map / compass and GPS, and take them with you.
  • Have something with you to signal for help if you need to such as a mirror, flashlight.
  • Wear brightly colored clothing to you can be seen more easily.
  • Take hard candy or other high energy food as well as a supply of water.
  • Take the medication you are required to take if applicable.
  • Learn how to build a shelter, make a fire without matches, signal for help, search for food, conserve your energy, and keep warm or cool.
  • Never travel alone, it is best to travel in a group of three.
  • While hiking look back periodically to identify landmarks for the return trip.
  • Stay on the trail while hiking
  • Leave your car where is can be located quickly and leave a note on the dash telling a possible rescuer your intended route.
  • Think before acting