Deschutes Dearch and Rescue
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The Official Deschutes County
Search & Rescue Foundation Website

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The mission of the Foundation is to increase resources, raise funds, and promote public awareness in support of search and rescue volunteer activities conducted by the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office.


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2012 Deschutes County Search and Rescue Statistics

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2012 was a busy year for the Search and Rescue unit. During the year, Deschutes County Search and Rescue Volunteers drew 228 numbers; our average over the past ten years has been 130 to 150 missions annually. Those 2012 overall missions consisted of:

  • 119 training missions
  • 31 land searches
  • 46 land rescues
  • 12 Public Events
  • 1 evidence searches on land
  • 7 Medical support for outdoor events
  • 7 body recoveries
  • 2 evacuations
  • 4 water search
  • 4 "other" assists (stuck motorists, etc.)
  • (23 of the above missions consisted of agency assist with other counties and local police departments)
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Across those various missions, and in support of DCSOSAR activities, the volunteer members donated 26,702.05 hours in 2012. The national per hour rate for volunteers in 2010 (the last year available) was $21.36, meaning those dedicated volunteers donated a return of time and talent of $616,869.32 to the local community! At the 2009 Oregon rate (the last year available) of $18.47, those same hours translate to $533,407.14."

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Thank you to all of our 2013 and 2014 Sponsors

2012 Sponsors: Bend Radio Group, Events Mission Reports
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Contact Information

Deschutes County Search & Rescue Foundation
P.O. Box 5722 Bend, OR 97708
Info@deschutessearchandrescue.com
(541)-357-7273