Tacoma Mountain Rescue

Founding Member of the Mountain Rescue Association and a Pioneer in Advanced Life Support in the Washington State Wilderness.

Tacoma Mountain Rescue is a high angle and technical terrain search & rescue (SAR) unit in Washington State.  Mountain Rescue are the first call & last resort for help in the highest, most remote and most dangerous wilderness terrain. Our skilled team of volunteer mountaineers are regularly called on by the State Emergency Management Department to leave work & family to save lives 24/7/365.

TMR was founded in 1958 and is a founding member of the national Mountain Rescue Association which now represents over 95 teams across the United States and Canada.

TMR is an Advanced Life Support (ALS) provider that can give full scope medical care to patients in the backcountry. We have several emergency physicians and paramedics on the team. One of our ongoing projects is to build 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 ALS program visit www.mountainmedicine.us.

TMR is a a 501(c)(3) registered charity and volunteer organization. We can only continue to do this work and save lives through your support for equipment, training & supplies.

Tacoma Mountain Rescue is a Charity.

TMR is a 100% volunteer run 501(c)(3) charity with 0% admin costs.  Please donate online today or contact us about partnering and business sponsorship opportunities.  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.

Tacoma Mountain Rescue News

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Back from the dead; the mission from last Sunday is making national and international headlines. Michael was indeed incredibly lucky. https://bit.ly/3eYkVQh. Our Strike Team Leader is a 20 year SAR veteran who recently refreshed on the lastest hypothermia protocols with expert Cassie Edmark of EMR. Our whole team of skilled volunteer rescue mountaineers had prepped and packed in a lot of what-if extra cold weather gear. They knew the area like the back of their hand - which is handy when all you can see the back of your hand. We regularly train with NAS Whidbey Island who performed some awesome low level flying to get into our location. They delivered Michael to Harborview in 20 minutes and directly into the care of a team who could perform the world class CPR, surgery and ECMO/bypass needed to save his life.  Congratulations to Tyler, Sergey, Steve C & Zach along with all the EOC staff & the Ranger team at Mount Rainier National Park, Olympic Mountain Rescue, Everett Mountain Rescue, Seattle Mountain Rescue, Central Washington Mountain Rescue, Volcano Rescue Team and Harborview Medical Center who worked on this successful mission.

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/he-came-back-from-the-dead-mount-rainier-missing-hiker-starts-to-recover-after-getting-rescued-amid-whiteout-conditions/

"Back from the dead"; the mission from last Sunday is making national and international headlines. Michael was indeed incredibly lucky. bit.ly/3eYkVQh. Our Strike Team Leader is a 20 year SAR veteran who recently refreshed on the lastest hypothermia protocols with expert Cassie Edmark of EMR. Our whole team of skilled volunteer rescue mountaineers had prepped and packed in a lot of "what-if" extra cold weather gear. They knew the area like the back of their hand - which is handy when all you can see the back of your hand. We regularly train with NAS Whidbey Island who performed some awesome low level flying to get into our location. They delivered Michael to Harborview in 20 minutes and directly into the care of a team who could perform the world class CPR, surgery and ECMO/bypass needed to save his life. Congratulations to Tyler, Sergey, Steve C & Zach along with all the EOC staff & the Ranger team at Mount Rainier National Park, Olympic Mountain Rescue, Everett Mountain Rescue, Seattle Mountain Rescue, Central Washington Mountain Rescue, Volcano Rescue Team and Harborview Medical Center who worked on this successful mission.

www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/he-came-back-from-the-dead-mount-rainier-missing-hiker-starts-t...
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They are too modest to mention it, but we had some of MRNP’s most experienced rangers working with us, both in the EOC and in the field.

Thanks to everyone for the amazing work, I hope this is a lesson and not just another rescue, we all are at danger every time we step into the mountains but we must be prepare to overcome the unpredictable, Im so sorry if I sound negative by no means is my intent....... there is no victim here but a very very lucky human that was saved by the effort of every one else Im glad he is okay and safe but lets be mindful unfortunately rescue people has paid the ultimate price as well, lets have a safe winter!

Bravo Zulu to all involved...great outcome to a great story.

BZ

You are all so heroic and incredibly skilled. Great work! This is the best news 😃

Good job Tyler and all! The article focuses on the Dr.’s at Harborview, but WE know that the team, applying their newly acquired knowledge, saved Michael sufficiently for him to be resuscitated by the doctors. EVERYONE involved in this deserve KUDOS The Rangers, our team, the Whidbey Island Crew, the doctors at Harborview It took ALL links in that chain to save this man’s life. MANY thanks to all of you, BRAVO! WELL DONE TEAM!

Congratulations! Fantastic work!

Excellent work! Incredible and wonderful story!

Wow what a freakin story, heck ya.

The Times does not realize the ENTIRE story would make a MUCH BETTER story. Pulitzer level!

That's one for the record books, strong work for sure.

Awesome work by all involved!

Absolutely Epic 💗

Thx’s to all, great job.

Amazing. Great job.

You guys did GREAT work!!! Super proud of you.

Lucky man and talented men. Wereyou there Rob?

Bad. Ass.

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