Membership at Idaho Mountain Search and Rescue (IMSARU) has varied over the 50-plus years of our existence. For years, our communications described us as an “all-volunteer 60-member organization dedicated to saving lives through search, rescue and mountain safety education.” Interest in IMSARU and what we do has drawn a large number of new people who want to become members. We are proud to announce that we are now an “independent 100-plus member organization.”
IMSARU meets every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at our Compound, at 2519 Federal Way in Boise. Any and all are welcome to attend meetings to learn more about us. The unit has members skilled in search, search management, technical rescue, canine search, mantracking, mountain biking search, and emergency outdoor first aid. Since we never charge the people we help, we are heavily dependent on donations and fundraising projects to maintain our unit readiness.
—BY JIMMIE YORGENSEN, PRESIDENT