FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
You can browse this website and also read this FAQ, but the best way to learn about the team is to come to one of our bi-monthly Team Meetings and chat with members any time of the year. We also host Prospective Member Information Sessions quarterly throughout the year.
If you still have questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Team meetings are held at Rescue Base (3950 Interpark Drive) on the first and third Wednesdays of every month from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. These meetings are open to the public.
The amount of time this requires is difficult to quantify. The average mission lasts about 3.5 hours, though missions range from 10 minutes to multiple weeks, depending on the situation. We currently receive around 300 calls for help each year, and we typically field teams on about half of those calls.
EPCSAR is an independent, non-profit Colorado corporation with 501(c)3 status.
By Colorado Statute, county sheriffs are responsible for search and rescue in their county. For over thirty years, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office (EPSO) has designated EPCSAR as the county's search and rescue group.
Yes. Most EPCSAR missions occur within El Paso County, but we do provide services to other counties and states when needed. Out-of-county missions are usually coordinated through another SAR team or a coordinating agency like the Colorado Search and Rescue Association.