Mission: The objective of Alamogordo Search and Rescue is to train volunteers in survival skills, land navigation, dispatch procedures and radio communication, search techniques, evacuation and patient transport, and after-mission reporting. Currently, we have eleven people ready to respond to missions. Teams are activated as a result of requests from the New Mexico State Police, District 8, encompassing Otero and Lincoln Counties and more distant locations when necessary. Missions involve finding the lost, rendering aid to the injured, and recovering the deceased.
Results: In the past year alone, Alamogordo Search and Rescue teams were activated for missions at White Sands (Alkali Flats), Oliver Lee State Park, the Sacramento Mountains, Three Rivers, Westside Road, Vaughn and Ruidoso.
Target demographics: the lost or injured
Direct beneficiaries per year: The number varies by year, but at least 15 persons were rescued in 2015.
Geographic areas served: Otero and Lincoln Counties
Programs: training for search and rescue missions. Meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 6 pm. All are welcome. We need men and women who want to help by being hikers or climbers on our team, as well as those who can assist with clerical duties and fundraising.