Several search and rescue volunteers, mostly wearing orange and blue, gathered together on a campground road in the forest

Who we are

The Mt. Hood SAR Council is comprised of several Oregon County Sheriff offices, volunteer rescue teams and other collaborators that together serve in region two as defined by the Oregon State Sheriffs’ Association. By Oregon law, each county Sheriff is responsible for SAR activities within their respective jurisdictions.

Search and rescue volunteers wearing orange shirts in the forest with a blue tarp shelter in the foreground with people underneath

What we do

The Mt. Hood SAR Council strives to capture best practices and lessons learned each month to make future missions more efficient, safe, and successful. We also provide training, medical insurance, and equipment to provide the best possible response to search and rescue missions in our region and beyond.

Search and rescue members wearing orange evacuating a person in a sked on a trail in the forest during a training

Our mission

Our organization exists to save lives and improve search and rescue in our region through:

  • The review of recent missions
  • Identifying, documenting and applying mission best practices
  • Equipping and training our members
  • Fostering teamwork, safety, communication, planning and cooperation among all member teams


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