SAR Council and Teams

There are a number of teams that comprise the Search and Rescue (SAR) program, and all are 501c3 non-profit organizations. The SAR Council is the overarching organization for the SAR teams and is also a 501c3 non-profit.

The goal of the council is to provide education, financial support, fundraising, marketing and public relations for all the teams. Funds acquired are used to help cover team equipment, training, travel, all-weather clothing and other expenses.

Each team has their area of expertise and one member from each team has a representative on the Council. 

For questions about the SAR Council, please email them.

To donate to the SAR Council, which supports all teams, please click here.

Thank you in advance for your support!

SAR Teams

All members must be certified to be called out to assist law enforcement. Certification is done through a 40-60 hour academy run by the Sheriff's Office. Search and Rescue workers assist law enforcement with missing and lost person searches, and may also do evidence search/recovery for major crimes.

We are always looking for new volunteers, so if you are interested, please click here for more information.

Inland Northwest Search and Rescue (INSAR)

INSAR provides search and rescue personnel with regularly scheduled trainings and equipment needed for SAR operations. INSAR is a fully accredited team of the Mountain Rescue Association (, requiring team competency in mountain search, technical rope, and avalanche rescue operations.
Join Search and Rescue

Intermountain Search Dogs (ISD)

ISD provides professionally trained dogs and handlers with the advanced equipment and specialized skills needed to assist with air scent and human remains detection. Currently, the ISD dog team positions are full but the team welcomes volunteers for support.
ISD Website | Join Search and Rescue

Winter Knights (WK)

Winter Knights provide ATV support in summer and snow mobile support in winter. A personal snowmobile and/or ATV is not required, but encouraged.
Winter Knights Website | Join Search and Rescue