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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, Mt Rainier 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! 22.5% 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

Yesterday, seven members of the unit participated in Pierce County SAR's Bigfoot operation. First, we attended the awesome Stop the Bleed class and learned to pack a wound in a piece of bloody pork chop. Then, six of us responded to a "report" of an injured person on the bank of the Mashell River. With just six of us to rig both sides of a highline, and then with the help of one other puller from another unit, we learned what it means to make do. We all learned a lot and really benefited from working with other SAR groups.

It's good to note that the average age of the members was over 50. Let's hear it for Legacy Members! Special shout out to Craig Maxwell for managing the operation with far too few workers. Other members included Russ Brinton, Sergay Frolov, Steve Cross, Christine Davies, and Ken Davies.
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Tacoma Mountain Rescue Unit

Timeline PhotosThis photo doesn’t give justice to conditions the seattle mountain rescue team endured this past Thursday night. All missions are important, but some are more noteworthy than others. Out team stayed out in the pouring rain navigating steep gullies to help a hiker with a broken leg get out safely. A helo assist was attempted, but it was too windy so they had to carry out. While most of us slept, they spent 12 hours out in the field, finishing at 5am. #turnyourradioup #icanthearyouovertherain #sourcelakeoverlook ... See MoreSee Less

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