Friends of Metro Search and Rescue
The LVMPD Search and Rescue Unit was formed in 1986 to provide a technical rescue service to the community of Las Vegas, Nevada. The unit is on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and responds to over 8,000 square miles of mountainous desert terrain. All members of the unit have completed extensive training in such skills as high angle rope rescue, helicopter operations, desert survival, tracking, land navigation, emergency medicine, as well as many others. The unit operates by combining several highly specialized groups to complete its’ missions. These groups include paid police officers, helicopter support, and more than 50 unpaid volunteers. The highly dedicated volunteers are selected from the community based on their expertise and special talents. Volunteers sustain regular jobs in the community and most maintain skills outside of the unit as mountaineers, rock climbers, cavers, scuba divers, fire fighters, paramedics, and doctors.
In short, The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Search and Rescue Unit is an organization of paid and non paid professionals dedicated to saving lives through rescue, emergency medicine, and safety education. It is our duty to provide the highest level of skill and best possible care to those who call upon us for help. Please be sure to stop by one of our booths and get to know one of these local heroes.