Tacoma Mountain Rescue

Caduceus, PCSAR, TMRU

Tacoma Mountain Rescue is a high angle and technical terrain Search & Rescue (SAR) Unit.

TMR are expert volunteer SAR mountaineers, on call 24/7/365 for Police, Sheriff’s Departments and National Parks throughout Washington State.

As a charity we are funded by your donations for gear, gas and training. We can’t do this work without your help.

TMR is also a founding member of the North American Mountain Rescue Association (MRA) and a pioneer in advanced life support (ALS) in the wilderness.


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.


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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Last week Tacoma Mountain Rescue Unit had the pleasure of training with Det. 2/C Co. 1-168th GSAB, aka Rainier Dustoff the Washington Army National Guard MEDEVAC Air team.

Last week Tacoma Mountain Rescue Unit had the pleasure of training with Det. 2/C Co. 1-168th GSAB, aka Rainier Dustoff the Washington Army National Guard MEDEVAC Air team. ... See MoreSee Less

MedWAR registration is open! We are looking for adventurous spirits who love wilderness medicine! Build your team and register today!
#wildernessmedicine #medwar #race #registernow #pacificnorthwest
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I wonder? When the snow is white it reflects the sun. When is trampled all day everyday it gets dirty and absorbs the sun energy. Is this a factor on the snow melt?? Muir like many other areas of the wilderness is just overused.

And still, next week, there will be people up there in penny loafers and crocs.

Why does this make me want to try it?? :/

Same goes for all Search & Rescue operations.

Same goes for all Search & Rescue operations.Can't believe we have to say this, but: STOP FLYING DRONES NEAR WILDFIRES. DRONES GROUND OUR AIRCRAFT.

Our firefighting operations are more important than those 12 likes you'll get on Instagram.

Interference with our aerial operations could cost our fire crews crucial time.

BOATERS, this also means stop trying to "race" aircraft scooping water from lakes. You'll lose (your pride and possibly your boat).

*deep sigh* Yes, we're mentioning these things because they've already happened multiple times this year.

Air crews had to leave the #IronCreekFire in June due to a drone in the area.

At another fire, a jet ski drove in front of a scooper skimming the lake.

It's not cute!

There are multiple fires on the landscape. We’re trying to contain them quickly. Give our crews space to put them out!
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