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TMR – the Pioneering Advanced Life Support Mountain Rescue Unit

TMR is a classified ALS provider bringing full scope medical care to our patients in high angle and technical terrain in the Washington wilderness. We have 4 emergency physicians and paramedics working with TMRU, and another with Olympic Mountain Rescue. The goal is to have a network of wilderness trained physicians along the west coast of WA that can also provide mutual aid and improve our advanced medical coverage for all our missions. For more information and to sponsor this groundbreaking program visit www.mountainmedicine.us.

Tacoma Mountain Rescue is a Volunteer Charity.

Because TMR is a 100% volunteer 501(c)(3) charity with 0% admin costs we need just $20,000 per year to operate; providing search, rescue & recovery from Mt Adams to Mt Baker and mountain safety education throughout Washington State.

But to keep Tacoma Mountain Rescue running we do need to raise at least $20,000 a year – so we need you!  Please donate online today or contact us about business sponsorship.  On behalf of the next lives saved – thank you!

The Puyallup Tribe of Indians

An amazing group responsible for much of our life-saving equipment, search vehicles, gear, and operational funding.

The Ben Cheney Foundation

A long time supporter of Tacoma Mountain Rescue, the foundation has provided funds for both of our Rescue trucks.

Puget Sound Energy

These guys do more than deliver gas and electricity, their assistance in getting a second truck allows us to deliver people to where we are needed.

Boeing

Thanks to Boeing for their kind donations and support of Tacoma Mountain Rescue.

Outdoor Research

Thanks to Seattle based Outdoor Research for the great gear and great discounts you give TMR unit members.

Wet Coast

Thanks to Wet Coast Brewing Company who support TMR through events held at their wonderful Gig Harbor tasting rooms.

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As a charity, every year we struggle for funds for all the gear and stuff that keeps us ready to get to you on the mountain when you need us.

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DNR Public Lands Closed.

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On Tuesday, March 24, at 1:30 p.m. Mount Rainier National Park will close. Updates will be provided on the park’s Twitter account - @MountRainierNPS. 
The park access road starting at the Nisqually Entrance is closed to pedestrians, and vehicles should not block park gates or access roads at any time.

On Tuesday, March 24, at 1:30 p.m. Mount Rainier National Park will close. Updates will be provided on the park’s Twitter account - @MountRainierNPS.

The park access road starting at the Nisqually Entrance is closed to pedestrians, and vehicles should not block park gates or access roads at any time.
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During these difficult and dark times, we understand that many folks may seek solace and fitness by recreating in the backcountry. We at PMR get it, but we also sincerely ask that you make conservative risk-management choices.

Backcountry rescues require considerable human and other medical resources. It is not possible for rescuers to maintain social distancing protocols in many aspects of a mission, and recommended personal protection equipment is not feasible in backcountry settings. If you get hurt in the backcountry during the COVID-19 pandemic, many good people and, by association, their families will have to assume unfortunate infection risks to save you. Your medical care will also place additional burden on medical resources already stretched to the limit.

Our heartfelt request is that you act very conservatively in your backcountry recreation. This is no time to be skiing off the summit of Hood or Adams. In fact, it would be better if you stayed off technical mountaineering routes altogether. Enjoy mellow backcountry skiing but resist the temptation to build a kicker for aerial thrills. Enjoy the touch of warm rock of a sunny 5.7 route, rather than challenging yourself on a 5.10. Savor flow on your favorite MTB trail, rather than pumping adrenaline over the perfect gap.

This is a time to quietly soak in the peace of just being close to nature and appreciating her healing power. It is not a time to challenge yourself with ambitious attempts to meet her on her terms.

Be joyful,
Be at peace with nature,
Be respectful of the times,
Be thoughtful of how your behavior affects others,
And dream about bigger adventures to come.
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