Thank you for your interest in Tonto Rim Search and Rescue (TRSAR).
We are an independent nonprofit organization operating under the
jurisdiction of the Gila County Sheriffs Office (GCSO). We welcome
people from all walks of life, and regardless of your abilities or
limitations we will make good use of your positive energy.
Search and Rescue is very rewarding work. To be effective, our
members must function as a close-knit team and treat each other with
respect. While most of us enjoy good-natured bantering, we have no
place for quarrelsome egos. Our sole purpose as a squad is to save
lives and ease the suffering of those who need us.
The main requirement of TRSAR members is to give of their time. In
addition to our missions, we must participate in training, business
meetings, and community service. We also engage in fund-raising
activities to support our annual budget. This involves soliciting
donations, selling raffle tickets, or seeking contributions in other
ways. Currently, we spend about 2-3 times as many hours on
fund-raising as we do on missions something you might want to
consider before you join the squad. We do not receive any public
funding. The annual budget is made up of normal things required to
run a non-profit corporation, as well as for the highly specialized
rescue and medical gear required on our missions.
To become a member of TRSAR, you must fill out an application and
pass a GCSO background check. You must also attend at least 2
consecutive SAR general membership meetings. You will also be
interviewed by the TRSAR Board of Directors, then voted for
acceptance by the Board and by the general membership.