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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 www.mountainmedicine.us.

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.

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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Missing Sage Adams 10 years old - East of Marblemount
Last seen Tuesday 7/7/2020 around 6 p.m. on the Skagit River.
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Hope search turns out well

The current condition of SAR in Pierce County & Rainier? Very warm Amber. The number of missions and incidents in June was extremely high.  As we go into the holiday weekend please #RecreateResponsibly

The current condition of SAR in Pierce County & Rainier? Very warm Amber. The number of missions and incidents in June was extremely high. As we go into the holiday weekend please #RecreateResponsiblyFor the third time in less than one week, the deputies from our Foothills Detachment responded to another major incident in the area of the Carbon River entrance to Mount Rainier National Park.

At 8:50 p.m. on Thursday July 2, 2020, our deputies responded to a call from an off-duty police officer who spotted a SUV crashed off the side of State Route 165 between Fairfax and Evans Creek. Deputies performed an extensive search along the dirt road and found the vehicle over the edge of a cliff and rolled onto its side against several trees.

One of our Search & Rescue Team members responded to the scene and rappelled down to the white GMC Yukon. The vehicle was unoccupied, and deputies found what appeared to be tracks from the vehicle up the hill to the roadway.

Deputies contacted the registered owner of the vehicle, who reported that their adult son was using the vehicle and not been heard from since noon. The missing man is not from Pierce County and reportedly was not familiar with the roadways or area where his vehicle was found crashed. Deputies requested a ping of the driver's cell phone number and the assistance of the State Patrol's airplane to search the area.

Throughout the night and into the very early morning our deputies performed a detailed search along State Route 165, Mowich Lake Road, and Fairfax Forest Reserve Road for the driver, who they feared was injured, lost, or disoriented.

At 3:36 a.m. the deputies were contacted by the driver's family, who reported that he had returned home. The driver reportedly had climbed out of his crashed SUV, ran down the road, and then found several people to give him rides out of the area and back home.

Many of the deputies on this call were the same deputies that responded to a fatal off road crash in the same area 6 days earlier. These are challenging calls in very remote areas, and we are proud of the rescue teams’ efforts.
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Are you planning on visiting Mount Rainier for 4th of July? You’re not alone! Expect crowds and congestion throughout the park this holiday week.

To avoid congestion, plan to arrive early or late in the day at trailheads and busy areas such as Paradise. Have a backup plan in case parking is full at your destination. Need ideas? Check out the "Mount Rainier: Off the Beaten Path" story map: go.usa.gov/xwtPm

For more tips on avoiding congestion visit: go.usa.gov/xwtPG

Plan Ahead: Save time at the entrance and pay your entry fee before you come through Recreation.gov: www.recreation.gov/pass/

Road Status: go.usa.gov/xwtPH

Facility Status and Hours: go.usa.gov/xwtPu

Weather: go.usa.gov/xwtEg

Spring Hiking Safety: go.usa.gov/xwt7q

Frequently Asked Questions: go.usa.gov/xwtEh

Webcams: go.usa.gov/xwtdW

Visitor Guide to Healthy Access #RecreateResponsibly: go.usa.gov/xwtdn

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Happy to report a successful mission yesterday.  Three people lost overnight in low viz on high mountain went home ok. Please keep supporting Mountain Rescue and keep our volunteers equipped, trained and available to everyone who goes out into the Washington Wilderness. https://www.tacomamountainrescue.org/donate/

Happy to report a successful mission yesterday. Three people lost overnight in low viz on high mountain went home ok. Please keep supporting Mountain Rescue and keep our volunteers equipped, trained and available to everyone who goes out into the Washington Wilderness. www.tacomamountainrescue.org/donate/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Great work to all involved!! Bravo Zulu!! Hopefully they go out and buy a GPS for their next adventure! 🙉

Great work Tacoma Mountain Rescue Unit and Mount Rainier National Park Rangers!

Good work!

Way to go!

There were lucky to have profficinal supporting team .happy for them and for their families

You men and women are the s..t! Thank y’all

Great work TMR!

Raised money and no word at all.

Good work!

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