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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 sheriff’s search and rescue teams.

YearUSARA Cards SoldUSARA Generated Revenue
Total to Date2,007$118,026

Meetings & Notices

Upcoming Meeting:

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Taylorsville, Utah

Public Meeting Notice

Forms & Reports

Beginning July 1, 2022, the Search and Rescue Application Form is digital through the Survey123 platform. Click here to access the application.

Video presentation on the SAR form

SAR Application Slideshow

Search and Rescue Application Process Guide

Search and Rescue Annual Reports

From 1997 to 2017, the Utah Search and Rescue Advisory Board published 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. This information is now detailed in the dashboard displayed above.