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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, January 21st at 6:30pm
Thursday, May 20th at 6:30pm
Thursday, October 27th at 6:30pm 

All meetings will be held at our facility in Boise.
2519 S Federal Way, Boise ID 83705

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The Treasure Valley Givers is an organization of local business's that unite to promote their business and products to each other. Each year the group selects a non-profit (501c3) to "adopt" for the year. This year (2021) Idaho Mountain Search and Rescue Unit has been chosen to be the benefactor of their fundraising capabilities. Since the Covid-19 pandemic has been a real handicap to our fundraising program, we truly appreciate their selfless act of helping with our program. Attached are pictures of the current Treasure Valley Givers spokesperson Kim McNew Keene and member Bruce Bucknell presenting a check for $2500 to our President Mike Rowe. ... See MoreSee Less

The Treasure Valley Givers is an organization of local businesss that unite to promote their business and products to each other.  Each year the group selects a non-profit (501c3) to adopt for the year.  This year (2021) Idaho Mountain Search and Rescue Unit has been chosen to be the benefactor of their fundraising capabilities.  Since the Covid-19 pandemic has been a real handicap to our fundraising program, we truly appreciate their selfless act of helping with our program.  Attached are pictures of the current Treasure Valley Givers spokesperson Kim McNew Keene and member Bruce Bucknell presenting a check for $2500 to our President Mike Rowe.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Vehicle operations training last weekend! We found some mud to play in and some cones to run over. ... See MoreSee Less

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Excellent. Safety all around

Thanks to Idaho Capital City Kennel Club for their continued support to IMSARU. Idaho Capital City Kennel Club

IMSARU is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization that does not charge for its services. We rely on support from donors to fund our operations.
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IMSARU assisted Blaine County SAR teams Friday and Saturday in the search for a missing hiker. www.blainesheriff.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=221 ... See MoreSee Less

IMSARU assisted Blaine County SAR teams Friday and Saturday in the search for a missing hiker.   https://www.blainesheriff.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=221Image attachmentImage attachment

Many thanks to Longhorn Guest Ranch for hosting IMSARU K9 Team training on their beautiful property today. Nine K9s teams participated in a mock mission. Longhorn Guest Ranch ... See MoreSee Less

Many thanks to Longhorn Guest Ranch for hosting IMSARU K9 Team training on their beautiful property today. Nine K9s teams participated in a mock mission.   Longhorn Guest RanchImage attachmentImage attachment

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Such a pleasure to have your group at the ranch! You guys are awesome, we appreciate everything you do for our community 🤠❤️

We work with multiple public service and military organizations. ... See MoreSee Less

Despite some smoke in the air, we had a great field training session today on navigation at the Upper Hulls Gulch Trailhead. After the training, a few members did some trash pick up. In addition to a couple bags of garbage, we retrieved a walloping 74 golf balls that had apparently been launched from the parking area. Please don't litter in the foothills, it's not nice! ... See MoreSee Less

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Would have been a great day to get the drone up in the air.

The IMSARU Tech Team trains for more than just rescues off of cliffs and mountains. Sometimes steep, hilly terrain also requires ropes and special rigging to access and and rescue a subject. Today we spent some time refreshing our "steep angle" skills near Bogus Basin. ... See MoreSee Less

Here is a video from the Boise County Sheriff's Office on yesterdays rescue. ... See MoreSee Less

This is a search from yesterday, Aug 21st. ... See MoreSee Less

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Great job guys!

Good job to all!

great team work

Great job everyone!

3 months ago

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Al Thielemann

That is an oldie.

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We would like to thank the 124th Fighter Wing and especially the 124th Air Support Operations Squadron special warfare tactical air control unit, for inviting our rope rescue team to train with them. Mutual training can only enhance the services that we can provide to the citizens of Idaho.

Good training!

Cute alert! Every now and then it's necessary for our four legged members to be hoisted in and out of helicopters. Here is a look at some of our newer K9s getting to experience being lifted in a harness for the first time. ... See MoreSee Less

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Al Thielemann

Good dogs!!

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Did you know that the Idaho Mountain Search and Rescue Unit was officially incorporated in December of 1961? To this day we remain an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization that is dedicated to saving lives through search, rescue, and mountain safety education.

Check out this picture of some of our founding members and our very first vehicle! After a recent training, a few of our current members decided to pay them a little tribute.
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Did you know that the Idaho Mountain Search and Rescue Unit was officially incorporated in December of 1961? To this day we remain an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization that is dedicated to saving lives through search, rescue, and mountain safety education. 

Check out this picture of some of our founding members and our very first vehicle! After a recent training, a few of our current members decided to pay them a little tribute.Image attachment

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Wow better truck than when I was there

In the first photo, I think that’s Fred Weber driving correct?

My grandpa & dad volunteered in the 70s & 80s. We had a bloodhound, they practiced eith her using all the kids in the family.

We presented our Navigation Program to members of Troop 673, Girl Scouts of Silver Sage. We did the classroom session on Friday, July 17th, and the hands on today July 20th. The Troop members were quick learners and had a good grasp of basic compass and map workings by the end of both sessions. We would like to thank the Troop of Service Unit 62 for inviting us to present this wilderness informational program. ... See MoreSee Less

Base-camp training near the High Bridge today! Thanks to all our members who attended and helped proctor stations! ... See MoreSee Less

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I miss my years serving with these wonderful people!

As many of you may know, IMSARU will not be operating the corn booth this year due to the cancellation of the Western Idaho State Fair. We would like to thank Volcanic Farms (@VolcanicFarms), the supplier of our delicious corn each year, for allowing us to apply the deposit we paid for this year’s corn to next year. We encourage our friends and supporters to patronize Volcanic Farms produce at their store on Hwy. 55 in Horseshoe Bend (next to the Chevron station). See you at the fair next year. Volcanic Farms ... See MoreSee Less

As many of you may know, IMSARU will not be operating the corn booth this year due to the cancellation of the Western Idaho State Fair. We would like to thank Volcanic Farms (@VolcanicFarms), the supplier of our delicious corn each year, for allowing us to apply the deposit we paid for this year’s corn to next year. We encourage our friends and supporters to patronize Volcanic Farms produce at their store on Hwy. 55 in Horseshoe Bend (next to the Chevron station). See you at the fair next year. Volcanic Farms

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So can we purchase volcanic farms corn elsewhere?

Really love that corn

This was literally the best part of the fair....

Time to come up with a new fundraising idea?????

Some of my favorite Times was working the corn booth with George and Charlotte gun. We had so much fun

Maybe you guys could still get some corn and sell it on the roadside? I know that is a major source on your operating expenses for the year. I would be willing to pay a premium if I knew the profits were going to IMSARU!

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