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2021 Applicant Information Sessions

If you are interested in joining the Idaho Mountain Search and Rescue Unit, the first step is to attend one of our Applicant Information Sessions. This one-hour meeting (held three times per year) will explain what it takes to be a successful volunteer with IMSARU, and will answer any questions you have about the team. Attending an Information Session is required before applying for membership. Membership applications will be available at the end of the session.

The following Applicant Information Sessions are scheduled for 2021:
Thursday, September 23rd at 6:30pm

Meetings are held in person at our compound: 2519 S Federal Way, Boise Idaho.Β 

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This weekend IMSARU and some of our other SAR partners in Idaho trained air operations with the Idaho Army National Guard. Always an honor to train with the Guard and learn some vital skills! Thanks to Rob Shelton for editing the highlight reel! ... See MoreSee Less

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It was a great weekend training with you guys!! Always a pleasure to work with you!!

Can’t wait to get out there with you all again!

Very sad news regarding a brother in the Idaho SAR community. Our deepest condolences to the Forker family and the Snake River Search, Inc. community.Tragedy struck the Snake River Search family today. While on a K9 training, our team member and friend David Forker suffered a medical event. In spite of efforts taken by members on scene, as well as Bonneville County Sheriff's Office, Idaho Falls Fire Department, Air Idaho Rescue, and EIRMC, David succumbed to the medical event. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers. Rest In Peace Forker. ... See MoreSee Less

Very sad news regarding a brother in the Idaho SAR community. Our deepest condolences to the Forker family and the Snake River Search, Inc. community.

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We are so sorry for your loss.

My condolences to the team for the loss!

Very sorry for the team’s loss!

Sincere condolences.

Before too much time had passed since the Memorial Day weekend, we at IMSARU wanted to acknowledge all of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in service of our country, including and especially our three recently fallen Idaho National Guard pilots:

Chief Warrant Officer Jesse Anderson
Chief Warrant Officer Geoff Laubhan
Chief Warrant Officer Matt Peltzer

Rest in eternal peace.
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Before too much time had passed since the Memorial Day weekend, we at IMSARU wanted to acknowledge all of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in service of our country, including and especially our three recently fallen Idaho National Guard pilots:

Chief Warrant Officer Jesse Anderson
Chief Warrant Officer Geoff Laubhan
Chief Warrant Officer Matt Peltzer

Rest in eternal peace.

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Four of our unit members participated on Monday in the Higher Ground Memorial 5K in Eagle in honor of the pilots mentioned above.

Amen!

Last evening, IMSARU received an urgent callout from Boise County Sheriff's Office for a rescue in the upper Boise Foothills near Stack Rock. A mountain biker had experienced a crash and severely injured his shoulder.

Within an hour of leaving our compound in East Boise our first team had reached the subject and had performed a wilderness medical assessment. From there, the fallen rider was packaged and teams from the 18 members of our unit who responded performed a litter rescue of the subject to the trailhead, where he was safely transported by a family member to the hospital to begin his recovery.

While we always prefer that everyone have the opportunity to enjoy our beautiful outdoors without incident or injury, we're grateful for the opportunity to serve our community, in conjunction with the other public safety agencies in Idaho.
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Great Job πŸ‘

Strong team work

Great work guys!

Well done!

I was the subject and I am extremely grateful for for your service. Every team member there was professional and caring. You guys did an amazing job. My wife and I sincerely appreciate you more than you know. I hope to be back on the trails soon, but looks like I am in for a pretty lengthy recovery.

Great job all!

Outstanding job

Whoever is running the IMSARU social media is doing a fantastic job! I know people in the unit and love seeing updates!

Love this group. So grateful for them. Always do a fund raiser for them for my birthday. My husband wouldn't be here without them. He is doing great by the way. Thank you IMSARU!

Great job! It's good to know you're there if ever I am in distress.

Yall are awesome! Thank you!πŸ’ͺ

Will done

This is fantastic! Great job! I hope I don't ever need your services but I endurance ride and it's great to know you're there! ❀

Well done!

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Important advice from our partners from the Boise County Sheriff's Office. UTV/ATVs are incredibly fun and useful tools, especially in this state that we love. But with six different serious injured persons just this past weekend involving ATV/UTVs, including one fatality, it's very important to review general safety steps with friends and family before you head into the backcountry. ... See MoreSee Less

Do you love the outdoors in Idaho? Would you like to support IMSARU directly while doing your daily Amazon shopping online?

IMSARU is approved for donations through Amazon Smile! If you're not familiar with Amazon Smile, all you have to do is to visit smile.amazon.com and in the top left corner, under the Amazon logo, choose "Supporting:..." search for "Idaho Mountain Search and Rescue", and save that choice.

From there, anytime you shop on Amazon, use smile.amazon.com instead of the main Amazon page. A small percentage of your purchase, at no additional cost to you, will be donated to IMSARU by Amazon.

It's a win/win/win!

If you have any issues getting it set up, or if you have any questions, please just use the message button below and we're happy to help.

Thanks so much! We're grateful in advance!
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Do you love the outdoors in Idaho? Would you like to support IMSARU directly while doing your daily Amazon shopping online? 

IMSARU is approved for donations through Amazon Smile! If youre not familiar with Amazon Smile, all you have to do is to visit http://smile.amazon.com and in the top left corner, under the Amazon logo, choose Supporting:... search for Idaho Mountain Search and Rescue, and save that choice. 

From there, anytime you shop on Amazon, use smile.amazon.com instead of the main Amazon page. A small percentage of your purchase, at no additional cost to you, will be donated to IMSARU by Amazon. 

Its a win/win/win! 

If you have any issues getting it set up, or if you have any questions, please just use the message button below and were happy to help. 

Thanks so much! Were grateful in advance!

IMSARU is proud to be a charter member of the Mountain Rescue Association, founded in 1959. For more than 60 years, IMSARU and the MRA have been at the ready to assist those who need us in the outdoors. Here's a short introductory video as to what the MRA is and what we're about. ... See MoreSee Less

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On February 13, 2021, members of IMSARU conducted a training exercise above Mores Creek Summit in Boise County. The purpose of the training was to allow members to test building and sleeping in emergency winter shelters as well as to certify newer members to participate in winter mission operations.

Follow along as the team braves the winter weather and has a bit of fun while they were at it!
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Thanks for pulling together the video Scotty! Brought back some cold memories!

Great film and posting. Loved the humor. πŸ‘

This past Friday evening just before midnight IMSARU was called out by the Boise County Sheriff's Office to locate and rescue an overdue skier in the Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area. The unit responded to the resort, and with the help of the Bogus Basin Ski Patrol on snow machines, inserted two search teams in the area near Shafer Butte just after 2:00AM.

From two different insertion points, the teams descended through powder that was approaching waist high until both teams were able to make distant verbal contact with the subject across the canyon. The teams relayed their positions and the bearing to the subject back to the IMSARU base where the subject's position was triangulated. Just before sunrise the subject was located and extracted safely. The subject was then evaluated by EMS staff from Air St. Luke's.

The search teams were extracted shortly after sunrise and returned safely to the IMSARU compound at approximately 9:00AM.

We at IMSARU are always grateful for a happy outcome in situations like this. To help optimize for this, the unit members have been training in winter conditions throughout the season, including our winter overnight certification above Mores Creek Summit just last weekend.

We'd also like to thank the Boise County Sheriff's Office for their leadership and trust, and to the Bogus Basin Ski Patrol and staff for their collaboration and professional coordination. It was a good morning indeed!
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Great job Jim, outcomes like this makes all the training worthwhile!

Heroes among us. You all are awesome!!

Well done winter’s warriors!

Great job and a great outcome

Fantastic group of people!

So great to hear of fantastic outcomes like this. Those of us who have had to rely on your services are extremely thankful for all your training and hard work!

Great job!

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We're so very grateful for Idaho Power and their generous support for IMSARU. Thank you!Safety is a value we share with our communities. We recently delivered a donation to the Idaho Mountain Search and Rescue Unit, a group of volunteers who are dispatched when someone goes missing in the Idaho wilderness.

We're proud to support their live-saving work!
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Were so very grateful for Idaho Power and their generous support for IMSARU. Thank you!

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Worked with you guys on a mutual aid call a few years back. Very professional and your ground pounders (who I was paired with) were awesome and covered some serious country effectively! Glad your continuing to get community support.

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Earlier today, the Idaho Army National Guard held a memorial service for three of its own:

Chief Warrant Officer Jesse Anderson
Chief Warrant Officer Geoff Laubhan
Chief Warrant Officer Matt Peltzer

These three heroes were killed in training one week ago today in the Danskin Mountains east of Boise. Four of our board members were able to attend this service in person, and pay our respects to the fallen.

IMSARU once again expresses our deepest condolences to the families of these aviators and their fellow unit members. We are so grateful for the service the Guard provides, not just to members of the SAR community but to all Idahoans and Americans.

Rest In Peace.
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Earlier today, the Idaho Army National Guard held a memorial service for three of its own:

Chief Warrant Officer Jesse Anderson
Chief Warrant Officer Geoff Laubhan
Chief Warrant Officer Matt Peltzer

These three heroes were killed in training one week ago today in the Danskin Mountains east of Boise. Four of our board members were able to attend this service in person, and pay our respects to the fallen. 

IMSARU once again expresses our deepest condolences to the families of these aviators and their fellow unit members. We are so grateful for the service the Guard provides, not just to members of the SAR community but to all Idahoans and Americans.

Rest In Peace.

Great work by the Boise County Sheriff's Office coming to the aid of snowmobilers near Pilot's Peak. Bravo Zulu!Feb 6th, 2021 Real time night rescue operations using the new department snowmobiles.

Two snowmobilers were stuck in the Pilots Peak area and called dispatch for help. Deputy Crawford and Sheriff Turner were able to find them and get them unstuck and on their way home safely.

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Great work by the Boise County Sheriffs Office coming to the aid of snowmobilers near Pilots Peak. Bravo Zulu!
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