Background Information

Custer County (South Dakota) Search and Rescue is a department of the Custer County (SD) government and is made up entirely of volunteers throughout the community.

Previous experience and specialized skills are not a prerequisite for membership, but a commitment to respond to the call of duty 24/7 no matter what the weather, time of day, or present activity is a must.

The squad meets the fourth Monday of every month at our garage for a short business meeting and monthly training sessions. 

Periodically, we have all day training, some half-day training sessions, and a few evening sessions.  All active members are expected to make all training activities and keep familiar with all the equipment, gear, and procedures.

Become a Member

To become a member, request information from any current member, the Custer County Sheriff's department, or contact SAR Director, Rick March (  Following application, prospects must pass a background check and interview.  Due to the needs of the squad and the amount of gear issued, membership is limited to 25 active members.