Baker County Sheriff Search & Rescue
Baker County Sheriff Search and Rescue is comprised of trained volunteers who donate their time and personal equipment for the required SAR training and the volunteer missions. The team also provides assistance to neighboring counties and they join in on collaborative searches when working near county lines.
The team boasts a wide range of abilities that are adaptive to the nature of the rescue call at hand. The ability to respond with certification trained Rope Rescue Technicians who are armed with the needed rope rescue equipment and an advanced rope rescue knowledge coupled with experience gained from hours of training and on-site response, they are competently capable of rescuing victims who find themselves stranded at height, on precarious pitches, over embankments, hillsides and cliffs.
The Baker County SAR unit is called on to locate lost hunters, hikers, campers, woodcutters, lost children, downed aircraft and more. They respond on water or land and assist the sheriff in any way called upon. They have Ground Searchers, Trackers, Horseback teams and Four-Wheelers as well as SCUBA Divers with 2-way underwater communications.
During a sixteen year period Baker County Search & Rescue responded to approximately 2% of all calls in Oregon requesting SAR assistance.
Crux Rescue salutes each and every volunteer who are a part of Baker County Search and Rescue. They pay their way, both with funds they raise and the money out of their own pockets, to enroll in required SAR training courses, volunteer skills classes, purchase needed rescue equipment and fill the tank with fuel. They subject themselves to grueling physical testing and training. They put themselves out there in remote locations without the comforts of home; sometimes for a week or longer, to save lives. They cope with the physical, mental and emotional stresses that come with the task. They are a resolute rank of uncommon servitude.
Crux Rescue is proud to serve Baker County’s rescue training needs. Matt Adams, of Crux Rescue, is a certified training course instructor who provides technical rescue training courses in Baker County Oregon to swiftwater rescue teams, fire department rescue response units, county fire and rescue teams and search and rescue, SAR organizations. Matt is an accredited Rescue 3 International training instructor. The certification rescue training he instructs utilizes Rescue3’s rescue course curriculums. Call for information about class schedules or for information about scheduling a private course offering.