Contacting Larimer County Search and Rescue
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:
1303 N Shields Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524
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