The Medical Team is life’s blood for Search & Rescue missions. Supervised by an ER Physician, the team includes Nurses, Doctors, Paramedics, EMTs, and First Aid Level providers. All SAR members maintain certification in Wilderness First Aid and CPR. This allows an immediate medical evaluation to be made, called in, and reported within minutes of locating a subject.
SAR Medical is one of two off-pavement resources for EMS care in the region, Airlink and Life Flight are the others. The SAR Medical Team is required for nearly all SAR missions as either direct caregivers for the subject(s) or to support our team members in the event of their injury.
The team’s basic function is to reach, assess, perform limited interventions, and rapidly transport patients to a higher level of care. In addition, the team provides Medical Training to General SAR members.