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Search And Rescue Council, Inc, (SARCI), is a non-profit corporation which coordinates six all-volunteer local search and rescue groups. Through SARCI, the varied skills of these teams are combined into a unified, professional resource available to local law enforcement and emergency service agencies in Pima County and southern Arizona.

  SARA - Southern Arizona Rescue Association
Search and rescue organization founded in 1958.
  SRDI - Southwest Rescue Dogs, Inc
K-9 search and rescue organization.
  Pima County Search & Recovery Divers
Rescue and recovery diving organization.
  SAMSAR - Southern Arizona Mounted Search & Rescue
Mounted search and rescue organization.
Also visit the SAMSAR web site at
  Pima County Sheriff's Mounted Posse
Mounted posse unit founded in 1946.
  Civil Air Patrol, Neotoma Composite Squadron 109
Volunteer aviation and aerospace organization.

All SARCI members are highly trained search and rescue volunteers who donate thousands of hours of time to wilderness searches, technical rescues, cave rescues, equestrian rescues, aquatic recoveries and search dog operations.

The Tucson metro area, Pima County, and southern Arizona are SARCI's primary areas of operation. However, SARCI members are available for participation on missions throughout the United States and the Republic of Mexico when requested.

Southern Arizona Rescue Association Truck

SARCI members are available to present two nationally recognized programs to interested groups: Hug-A-Tree and Lost...But Found, Safe and Sound. Please call (520) 295-4555 to schedule a presentation for your group.

To learn more about each SARCI component group, please visit the rest of our web site or check out the current issue of our SARNews newsletter.

Thank you for visiting the SARCI web site.

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Updated 31 January 2015