IMSARU is not able to deploy at the request of the public. The information below is for government agency representatives only.
To activate IMSARU, contact the Idaho State Communications Center
What to Expect When Calling
A State Comm dispatcher will ask for your name, a callback number, and a synopsis of the situation. State Comm will page IMSARU’s on-call coordinator and they will contact you by phone to coordinate a response.
We are available 24/7/365. Typical response time is drive time from Boise, Idaho plus one hour.
All of our services are provided free of charge. We are self funded and will never bill individuals, agencies, or insurance companies.
We are self-contained with command and mapping systems. We operate under ICS structure and are capable of managing and planning a SAR incident, or acting as a support group under existing command structure. We can also assist with managing volunteers or other SAR resources.
We are typically able to provide about 15 to 30 personnel to assist with SAR incidents. This can be scaled down if fewer resources are needed.
Land based search and rescue
Search planning and mapping
Wilderness rescue and recoveries
Technical (high angle) rescue
K9 teams (live find and cadaver)
Mantracking (following footprints of missing subjects)
Shore based water searches and support for water rescue operations
Interviewing, information gathering, and data tracking for missing person incidents