In any season, in any weather, at any time of day or night, the Inyo County Search and Rescue Team is prepared to bring our technical ability and medical knowledge to the service of those lost or hurt in the backcountry.
SAR operations require enormous physical effort, quick thinking in emergency situations, teamwork, endurance, creativity, and compassion. Our missions often last for more than twenty-four hours and rarely take less than ten. We are a team of highly-skilled and dedicated volunteers; we receive no compensation for the time we spend away from our jobs and families.
While Inyo SAR has oversight from the County Sheriff’s Department, we are proud to say that the greater part of our funding comes from public donations. The litters, backboards, climbing ropes, avalanche beacons, and first aid supplies that keep our patients safe are purchased with funds given to us by the families of the people we’ve assisted and other concerned citizens.