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DACSAR Members & guests,
Although we are optimistic, we must remain cautious in administering the teams' activities. As you are aware, we are in the midst of a global health crisis. The COVID-19 virus has a 5 to 10 day incubation period, during which a subject may be contagious and is asymptomatic. For the foreseeable future please refrain from attending DACSAR activities (trainings and meetings) if you or anyone you've been exposed to has had any flu-like symptoms within the last 10 days.
We feel compelled to take this step in an abundance of caution—particularly following the Governor’s declaration yesterday of a public health emergency, as well as the Department of Public Safety’s decision to cancel all field certification tests through April.
DACSAR is one of 4 Search and Rescue teams in Dona Ana Co. We provide qualified volunteers for New Mexico search and rescue operations. Our membership is open to individuals 18 years or older. New Mexico SAR missions are initiated by the New Mexico State Police and operate under the NM Search and Rescue Act. Missions are run by volunteer incident commanders directing volunteer teams. DACSAR members are skilled in visual tracking and ground search methods.

We encourage you to join us.
PLEASE NOTE: an active SAR Mission will take priority over a scheduled training and could cause a last minute cancellation of a Meetup gathering. It has been rare that a mission has impacted a training and we will do our best to update the site as quickly as possible.
If you are interested in helping others and enjoy the outdoors you should check us out. We have monthly meetings and regular training activities on tracking, ground search techniques, map skills, compass & GPS skills, first aid, State SAR Plan, survival skills & communications.

Upcoming events (4+)

DACSAR Business Meeting & Team Fellowship

Online event

• What we do?
We discuss team business items which include training, prior SAR missions, SAR news, and upcoming events.
We welcome visitors and anyone interested in joining the search and rescue community. We will gladly take time during & after the meeting to answer your questions and share our experience.

• What to bring?
Yourself, and a guest if you wish. You may also want to have a means to take notes.

• Important to know
Our website (www.dacsar.org) & Facebook page have additional information, references, documents, and links.

DACSAR Business Meeting & Team Fellowship

Online event

• What we do?
We discuss team business items which include training, prior SAR missions, SAR news, and upcoming events.
We welcome visitors and anyone interested in joining the search and rescue community. We will gladly take time during & after the meeting to answer your questions and share our experience.

• What to bring?
Yourself, and a guest if you wish. You may also want to have a means to take notes.

• Important to know
Our website (www.dacsar.org) & Facebook page have additional information, references, documents, and links.

DACSAR Business Meeting & Team Fellowship

Online event

• What we do?
We discuss team business items which include training, prior SAR missions, SAR news, and upcoming events.
We welcome visitors and anyone interested in joining the search and rescue community. We will gladly take time during & after the meeting to answer your questions and share our experience.

• What to bring?
Yourself, and a guest if you wish. You may also want to have a means to take notes.

• Important to know
Our website (www.dacsar.org) & Facebook page have additional information, references, documents, and links.

DACSAR Business Meeting & Team Fellowship

Online event

• What we do?
We discuss team business items which include training, prior SAR missions, SAR news, and upcoming events.
We welcome visitors and anyone interested in joining the search and rescue community. We will gladly take time during & after the meeting to answer your questions and share our experience.

• What to bring?
Yourself, and a guest if you wish. You may also want to have a means to take notes.

• Important to know
Our website (www.dacsar.org) & Facebook page have additional information, references, documents, and links.

Past events (93)

DACSAR Business Meeting & Team Fellowship

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