“Saving Lives through Rescue and Mountain Safety”

Tacoma Mountain Rescue was founded in 1958 and for 50 years they have responded to people in need. Our members are experienced mountaineers who train extensively on a variety of skills and rescue techniques; ready 24 hours a day to respond on quick notice to almost every imaginable rescue situation. From a high angle rescue to a grueling ground search; from a swift water river rescue to providing educational programs to other backcountry groups, community and children’s events; our members come from all walks of life and dedicate countless personal hours to these efforts.

We operate in all counties of our state, as well as having the ability to be deployed to other states in need. Our services are ALWAYS free of charge. TMRU does not charge for rescue.

TMRU is a founding member of the national Mountain Rescue Association. The founding members were instrumental in the formation of the national Mountain Rescue Association which represents over 95 teams across the United States and Canada. The MRA accredits its members using strict guidelines. For an MRA team, this accreditation separates them from other less qualified groups by demonstrating their superior qualifications in the field.