Contacting Larimer County Search and Rescue

Emergency Contact – Calling 911

If you have a search and rescue emergency you should call 911 immediately.

All states are different, but in Colorado the county sheriff is responsible for search and rescue. If you call for search and rescue, tell the 911 operator as much as you can about the lost/injured person and the area/region you think they might be in.

To request us for search and rescue resources, you must call 911.
As needed, and if our sheriff approves, we will send equipment and personnel out of county or out of state.

Please call us as soon as you feel you need search and rescue resources. There is no charge for search and rescue! We would much rather be called too early than too late.

When travelling, find out who does search and rescue at your destination, and how to contact them. Always leave information with friends, family, or a brief note on the dashboard of your car about where you are going and how long you will be gone. Be aware that trail parking areas are becoming targets for crime. Dashboard notes can help the bad guys but no information helps no one.

Larimer County SAR Non-Emergency Contact

If you have general questions for Larimer County Search and Rescue please contact:

LCSAR Office

Non-emergency Phone: 970-498-5314

1303 N Shields Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524

Rick Arnold

Director of Public Affairs
Cell: 970-744-0634

John Lee

Cell: 970-222-9872

LCSAR Public Education

For details about our Public Education offerings, use the “Education” drop-down at the top of the page.

To better serve you and ensure your Public Education request goes to the appropriate person in a timely manner please use this form: Public Education Request Form

Public Education is a critical part of our mission. Thank you for giving us this opportunity!