The Ouray Mountain Rescue Team was incorporated as a non-profit organization to serve the technical rescue and emergency medical service needs of Ouray County and the surrounding mountain communities of southwestern Colorado. Our team is made up entirely of volunteers and all of our financial support comes from fund raising events, merchandise sales, donations, and grants. Our services are free – we do not charge to search for, or rescue, anyone.
All active members of the Ouray Mountain Rescue Team are available 24/7 for call-outs that range from high and low angle rescues, swift water emergencies, searches, and mutual aid to neighboring counties. The Team holds general membership meetings the second Wednesday of each month, proceeded by a scenario-based training session the following Saturday. Members also participate in ad-hoc training sessions, and represent the team at a number of community events.
Team members must maintain a high level of competence in a number of traditional search and rescue disciplines. Team member skills include technical rope rescue (high and low angle), emergency medicine, avalanche, swift water, tracking, search management, and communications.