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

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.


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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Washington Task Force-1 FEMA Urban Search and Rescue has been activated to support Oregon and assist in search and rescue missions. The Type 1 team, consisting of 70 people from Pierce and King counties and the City of Seattle Fire Department, are leaving Friday night. The team, based out of the Pierce County Department of Emergency Management, could be deployed for up to 14 days. For more information about the Urban Search and Rescue Task Force, visit ... See MoreSee Less

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – On Saturday, the Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue (SAR) team and volunteers from Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue recovered the body of a 26-year-old man who died after falling into a glacier hole while hiking. Around 2:30 p.m. Saturday, the male was hiking with a friend on the glacier at Kololo Peak when he unexpectedly fell nearly 50 feet into a hole.

The victim’s hiking partner activated an InReach SOS device and SAR ground teams and the Sheriff’s Office helicopter, SnoHawk10, responded to the area. Helicopter Rescue Technicians set up a rope system and lowered a Rescue Technician down approximately 50 feet into the hole where they located the victim deceased.

The victim’s body was lifted from the location and flown to Taylor’s Landing where the Snohomish County Medical Examiner took custody of him. The Medical Examiner will provide positive identification of the decedent, as well as determine the cause and manner of death.

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Sad story but it highlights these heroes.

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