Main

Fall 2020 Applicant Information Session

The date has been set for our Fall Applicant Information Session. If you are interested in joining IMSARU, check out the JOIN IMSARU tab on this page, and plan to attend the orientation on Thursday, September 17th, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. This one-hour session (held three times per year) will outline what it takes to be a successful volunteer in a Mountain Rescue Association search and rescue team. This orientation is a pre-requisite for applying to join IMSARU. Applications to join will be available at the end of this session.

Thursday September 17th at 6:30PM. 2519 Federal Way, Boise.

Latest Posts

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons

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

Comment on Facebook

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

Comment on Facebook

Great job guys!

Good job to all!

great team work

Great job everyone!

1 month ago

Idaho Mountain Search & Rescue Unit

... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Al Thielemann

That is an oldie.

Photos from 124th Fighter Wing's post ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

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

Comment on Facebook

Al Thielemann

Good dogs!!

2 months ago

Idaho Mountain Search & Rescue Unit

... See MoreSee Less

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.
... See MoreSee Less

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

Comment on Facebook

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

Comment on Facebook

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

Comment on Facebook

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!

View more comments

Check out the Tech Team training on litter handling and artificial high directionals near Grimes Creek! ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

I was SAR air and ground leader

Nice job

Our next orientation meeting for prospective new members will be at 6:30 pm on September 17, 2020. We will discuss our expectations and you can decide if volunteering with a Search and Rescue Unit will benefit both of us. Commitment and dedication is what we are looking for, not so much talent. We can teach you how to be a great SAR Search Technician.

We invite you come to a meeting (the first four Tuesdays of every month at 7 pm) to allow you to meet us and learn how we function (as long as the pandemic directives allow us to meet in-person. A face mask is required, currently, and we social distance).
... See MoreSee Less

Our next orientation meeting for prospective new members will be at 6:30 pm on September 17, 2020.  We will discuss our expectations and you can decide if volunteering with a Search and Rescue Unit will benefit both of us.  Commitment and dedication is what we are looking for, not so much talent.  We can teach you how to be a great SAR Search Technician.

We invite you come to a meeting (the first four Tuesdays of every month at 7 pm) to allow you to meet us and learn how we function (as long as the pandemic directives allow us to meet in-person.  A face mask is required, currently, and we social distance).

Comment on Facebook

Do we need to sign up in advance?

I am definitely interested! I’ll be sure to attend!

I think I might also attend one of the meetings to be a fly on the wall and learn how you function as well. May I ask, are there any pre-requisites, testing, screening, interviews to participate? If so, is there a list or document outlining the process?

You will find most of your questions answered at the Orientation Meeting on Sept. 17th at 1830 hrs (6:30 pm). There are no real pore-requisites except the willingness to devote a lot of your free time to training with the unit. A background check is necessary, but again that will be spelled out at the Orientation Meeting. Thank you for your interest in a very rewarding volunteerism.

With the Covid restrictions being partially lifted, our mountain bike team made a training run in the Boise foothills on Saturday, June 27th. This team can help the Operations Leader decrease the search area by clearing known travel routes. They are a proven important component of our organization. ... See MoreSee Less

With the Covid restrictions being partially lifted, our mountain bike team made a training run in the Boise foothills on Saturday, June 27th.  This team can help the Operations Leader decrease the search area by clearing known travel routes.  They are a proven important component of our organization.

Comment on Facebook

thank you guys!

This past weekend our unit was deployed to assist Clearwater County Sheriff's Search and Rescue with a large scale search in their area. The IMSARU team was glad we could contribute to this effort. ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Beautiful country!

Thank you all for the assist! I feel we have made some new friends. The search was suspended last night after 11 days. We will continue to be in the area on a limited basis. Thanks again, Rick

Building a lean-to in three minutes and thirty seconds... ... See MoreSee Less

Load more