Mohave County is the 5th largest size county in the United States, excluding Alaska. Bordered by the Colorado River to the West and Utah to the North, it has a diverse topography of high forested mountains, deep canyons, arid deserts, big lakes and the mighty Colorado River. Temperature extremes can reach sub zero in the higher elevations to over 120F in the low lying desert. It has a rich history of mining that continues to this day. Numerous open mine shafts still dot the landscape. This difficult, dangerous and challenging environment tests the abilities of all Search and Rescue members and provides many rewarding experiences.
Under the direction of Sheriff Jim McCabe, Mohave Search & Rescue serves the needs of over 200,000 residents and nearly 5 million visitors yearly. Search coordinators Sgt. Brandon Lawrence and Det. Les Tarkowski direct the activities of 90 volunteers from four locations in all aspects of SAR. The results have been notable, with the rescue of many citizens and in some cases, life saving. Join us here and visit past missions, trainings and other activities.