The Colorado Front Range is a beautiful place that can be distracting - causing you to forget about the dangers.

Larimer County Search and Rescue (LCSAR) is an independent, non-profit corporation and is also the search and rescue (SAR) resource for Larimer County, Colorado.

Our mission is to find the lost, rescue the stranded and injured, recover the deceased, and educate the public on wilderness and mountain safety.

We average 80 active professional SAR members and 70 call outs a year. 75% of the calls are searches and the rest are rescues and recoveries.

We operate (via a signed agreement) under the authority of the Larimer County Sheriff, the legally responsible agency for search and rescue in Larimer County. We provide SAR resources locally, out of county, and out of state when requested through the Larimer County Sheriff's Office.

Our dedication extends to public education where the focus is preventing the types of incidents we are called on, especially those involving children.

Our services are provided free of charge, but we rely heavily on your tax-deductible donations.

Thank you for visiting today. Please explore our site to see exactly what we do, how you can help, and how to stay out of trouble.

We take pride on being there when it counts so

that others may live.

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Presentation Requests
If you wish to request a presentation or have us participate in your event, contact the Public Education/Outreach Coordinator via the form link Presentation Request Form.
Using this form will ensure that your request will go to the appropriate person in a timely manner.


"so that others may live"

Upcoming Events

Hanging with the Heroes.

Date: June 17, 2017

Location: The Ranch Events Complex
               Loveland, Colorado

Larimer County Search and Rescue is a non-profit organization that is run 100% by volunteers and survives on community donations. This year Firehouse Self Storage and Skyline Moving Company are joining forces with Larimer County Search and Rescue to throw the first ever Hanging With The Heroes benefit and live auction event.

This event's sole purpose is to raise funds for Larimer County Search and Rescue so they can continue operating at full force throughout the years to come. At the event there will be live music, a silent auction, free food and drinks, Larimer County Search and Rescue members, VIPs from our community, Colorado Eagles players, and even some Broncos players!

Please visit the Firehouse Self Storage web site for more information on this event: Hanging with the Heroes

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Fraud Alert

Larimer County Sheriff's Office Press Release 3/16/2016 SAR Fraud

In recent weeks there have been numerous attempts to solicit funds by people representing various organizations that don't exist or don't make requests over the phone that are fraudulent. We have become aware of a number of instances in our community of a group soliciting donations and /or requesting access to non-public facilities under the pretense of being Larimer County Search and Rescue. These group (s) are not associated with Larimer County Search and Rescue. Larimer County Search and Rescue is under contract with the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office to provide the majority of search and rescue resources for the visitors and citizens of Larimer County.

Larimer County Search and Rescue (LCSAR) continues to rely heavily on community donations and we do occasionally request use of non-public facilities for training purposes. However, you can always identify our members through the use of the LCSAR logo on their uniform and their LCSAR ID badge, which can be shown upon request.

If you are approached by anyone seeking a donation or requesting to use your facilities for "Search and Rescue", please take the time to verify the person's identity and their association with LCSAR. If it appears to be fraudulent please notify your local law enforcement agency. “If you are in need of Search and Rescue services, always call 911."

If you have any questions, please contact:

Mike Fink
Director of Public Affairs
Larimer County Search and Rescue

Larimer County Sheriff's Office press release LCSO Press Release 2016-03-16 SAR Fraud