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TMR – the Pioneering Advanced Life Support Mountain Rescue Unit

The work of Dr Ben Constance has meant TMR is now 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

Tacoma Mountain Rescue is a Charity.

Because TMR is a 100% volunteer 503(c) 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 $20,000 – so we need you!  Please donate online today or contact us about business sponsorship.  On behalf of the next lives saved – thank you!

Target: $20,000 per year! 2.5% Raised so far. Please donate today!

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.


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.

TMR Latest News & Posts

4 days ago

Tacoma Mountain Rescue Unit

Pro Observation - 4/18/19 - Mt. Rainier - Jeremy Allyn. Dallas and I made a quick trip to Paradise today. We found generally low avalanche hazard and a mostly wet-moist and settled upper snowpack. Spring non-avalanche related hazards continue to lurk and are particularly noteworthy during periods of poor visibility. Pictured is a nasty “cornice crevasse” at 6400ft where a cornice is melting and pulling away from an underlying small cliff near Golden Gate. Tough to see in the photo - even tougher to see in a whiteout! We observed a few recent small cornice failures and some older glide avalanches both above and below treeline. Another round of rain will soak most zones tonight and tomorrow before clearing over the weekend. Stay tuned for our weekend outlook. #nwacobs @outdoorresearch @msr_gear @k2skis ... See MoreSee Less

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