Palouse-Clearwater Search and Rescue

Who we are

Palouse-Clearwater Search and Rescue (PCSAR) is a non-profit, volunteer Search and Rescue organization based in Moscow, Idaho. It is one unit of the Latah County SAR Council

Members come from all walks of life. Membership is open to almost anyone at least 16 years old. Physical abilities are important in some aspects of service like ground search teams, yet assignments during a search include Communications Officer, Base Camp Boss, and Equipment Officer. PCSAR recognizes that every person has something to offer, regardless of age or physical ability.

What we do

We provide resources (manpower) for ground searches, rope rescue, and search management. Some of our members are associated with other groups that provide mantracking services and dog teams.

Who we serve

PCSAR primarily serves the people of Latah County (Idaho) through the Latah County Sheriff's Office. We are also available to serve other jurisdictions, especially Whitman County, Washington, and adjacent Idaho counties.

When we meet

Most meetings are on the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the 3rd floor boardroom of Gritman Medical Center in Moscow.  (If you haven't been to the boardroom, you might want to contact us; it's a little difficult to find.)

An Annual Meeting is held in March at a local restaurant, and the August meeting is traditionally a potluck supper at a park or member's residence.

PCSAR trains on a regular basis, with topics ranging from navigation and survival, to crime scene protocol. Training usually takes place on the weekend following the business meeting.

See the Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

PCSAR 01/22/2009 (GB).