Custer County South Dakota Search & Rescue (CCSAR) is a volunteer organization dedicated to training for and providing search, rescue and other emergency responses to people in and around Custer County.  CCSAR works with emergency services organizations including law enforcement, fire departments, ambulance services, and other volunteer organizations.

We are dispatched by the Custer County Sheriff's Office and respond to approximately 40 calls a year, ranging from overdue hikers, wild-land fire evacuations to technical rescues.  We also respond to aid other counties that request help for search & rescue missions and wild-land fire evacuations.  If you are interested in joining our team, please visit our Team Membership page. 

CCSAR is an all volunteer organization that does not receive any compensation for the duties or training that members perform.  The only payment that might be received is an occasional thank you and the self satisfaction of helping our community.  CCSAR does not charge for rescue or other services.  You can help save lives by making a tax-deductible donate through Friends of Custer County Search & Rescue to help defray our operating cost.  Visit the Friends of CCSAR page to learn more. 

For rescue assistance call 911 or the Custer County Sheriff's Office at (605) 673-8176.

Have more questions?  Contact us at:

Custer County Search & Rescue

PO Box 6047

Custer, SD 57730

(605) 679-SAR4 (7274)  

or by email

Custer County SD Search & Rescue

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