About Us

The Yavapai County Search and Rescue Team (YCSRT) is a group of over 100 dedicated volunteers trained and ready to respond to wilderness emergencies.

At any hour of the day, law enforcement agencies, national park and military officials may call upon the Team to aid an unfortunate victim. We are sub-divided into several groups of specialties referred to as units. Members are encouraged to join and train with more than one unit. Each unit is on constant alert to search for and effect the rescue of hikers, skiers, rock climbers and outdoorsmen whenever and wherever tragedy strikes.

The Team performs about 95% of it's missions in Yavapai County. However, it has traveled outside of the county to accomplish it's lifesaving missions. Members of the Yavapai County Search and Rescue Team, acknowledge and commit to honor to the best of their ability the following values:

•THAT I have a moral obligation to the missing or injured and to the agencies, volunteer organizations and other YCSRT members with whom I work. I shall endeavor to guard their interests honestly and deal with them fairly, wisely and in an efficient, proper manner. I shall behave honestly in all matters, respect privileged communication, avoid any real or perceived conflicts of interest and deal with others courteously and politely.

•THAT I shall continuously work to raise the standards of performance of search and rescue to the highest attainable levels without regard to race, sex, religion, cultural background, sexual preference, economic, or social condition in service to humanity.

•THAT I have an obligation to advance the knowledge and skills of search and rescue so that I can serve the needs of the missing or injured. I shall strive to improve my own knowledge and skills; support others by sharing my experiences; and strive to keep myself fully informed of new developments in the profession.

•THAT I shall support the mission of the Yavapai County Search and Rescue Team,, "...that others may live", and shall at all times conduct myself in an ethical and prudent manner worthy of my profession.