Coconino County Search and Rescue volunteers actively educate the public on outdoor safety, participating in and watching over large outdoor events and making presentations. Our members are visible year round to serve as a reminder and resource for safety in the back country.
PSAR (Preventative Search and Rescue) activities include hiking area trails to interact with other trail users, monitoring participants in large endurance events such as the annual Arizona Trail Run from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon and highlighting the Mounted Unit volunteers and their mounts during PSAR trail rides.
CCSSAR members speak with the Northern Arizona community and many visitors from outside the county and the country to prevent problems through education and early intervention. During these PSAR events, search and rescue volunteers answer questions about safety, weather conditions and fire restrictions and provide helpful advice for hikers about best routes and equipment.
Each year the team focuses on youth through SAR presentations at schools, summer camps, parades, fairs and festivals. SAR members provide presentations to adults and youth about outdoor recreation safety, how to avoid getting lost, and what to do if lost.
In addition to missions and trainings, SAR volunteers have many opportunities to help the community enjoy the outdoors safely.