Sierra Madre Search and Rescue Team

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<p>The all-volunteer Sierra Madre Search and Rescue Team is the primary search and rescue agency for issues in the San Gabriel Mountains above Sierra Madre, Monrovia, Arcadia and Duarte.</p>
<p>Their reach also extends far beyond the local mountains as they are often called on by the California Emergency Management Agency to assist in large-scale searches in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Joshua Tree National Park and beyond.</p> <p>Volunteers with the SMSR Team are on call 24 hours a day, 265 days of the year and include certified Emergency Medical Technicians as well as experts in mountain rescue, snow and ice travel, high-angle rope rescue and wilderness navigation.</p> <p>The volunteer organization is funded entirely by donations from the community and receivers no tax dollars or other financial government assistance. SMSR is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation to which all donations are tax deductable.</p> <p>In addition to rescue operations, the team routinely gives presentations to local groups on wilderness safety in an effort to curtail the need for mountain rescue.</p> <p>SMSR was the first search and rescue team in California. Other groups soon followed suit and formed other teams. Currently, there are 7 search and rescue teams in Los Angeles County, 6 of which are accredited by the <a href="http://www.mra.org/">Mountain Rescue Association</a>.</p>
P.O. Box 24, Sierra Madre, CA 91024
(626) 355-1414
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