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Utah Search and Rescue Financial Assistance Program

The Utah Search and Rescue Financial Assistance Program provides reimbursement to sheriffs’ search and rescue teams for operations, training and equipment purchases. The Utah Division of Emergency Management supports the Search and Rescue Advisory Board in administering this program.


 Search and Rescue Data


Utah Search and Rescue Assistance (USARA) Card

The USARA card allows backcountry recreationists to contribute to search and rescue efforts. It is available to purchase at Rescue.Utah.gov

The revenue from the USARA card goes directly to reimbursing search and rescue teams.


YearUSARA Cards SoldUSARA Generated Revenue
2021214$11,367
2020349$19,304
2019365$19,791
2018378$20,002.50
2017701$47,561
Total to Date2,007$118,026

Meetings & Notices

Upcoming Meeting:

Friday, June 4, 2021

Fish Lake Lodge, Sevier County

Public Meeting Notice

Forms & Reports

Search and Rescue Annual Reports

Each year, the Utah Search and Rescue Advisory Board publishes an annual report detailing the numbers of reported rescues, amounts reimbursed to local sheriff’s offices, reported search and rescue hours worked and much more. Please click on the links below to download the annual reports.