The New Mexico Search and Rescue Council is composed of teams who share the common goal "that others may live," the common vision that training and collaboration will further that goal, and a common interest in ensuring New Mexico’s adherence to the highest wilderness search and rescue standards in the United States.
The New Mexico Search and Rescue Council (NMSARC) was founded in 1974. NMSARC is a non-profit, all volunteer organization that represents the largest group of wilderness search and rescue teams in New Mexico.
In February of 2015, the Senate of the New Mexico State Legislature (during the first session of the fifty-second legislature) issued a Certificate of Recognition to the “volunteers of New Mexico Search and Rescue … for the invaluable service they provide the State, its citizens and visitors alike so ‘that others may live’”. See a copy of the certificate here.