It’s hard to believe we are nearing 20 years of the Search and Rescue Financial Assistance Program. We have another successful year under our belts in reimbursing our state’s search and rescue teams. We have a great network of skilled and caring individuals working together to assist our statewide neighbors and visitors to Utah.
Further development will take place before the Utah Search and Rescue Assistance (USARA) card is available for purchase. Our goal is to have the card active mid-2017. The Search and Rescue Advisory Board would like to thank Senator Hinkins and Representative Albrecht for their diligent efforts to push the necessary updates forward in the 2017 Legislative Session. Without their dedication and support, we would be waiting another year for the card to activate. We appreciate the support of the sheriffs for this program. The Search and Rescue card will ease the financial burdens associated with sustaining county search and rescue teams. Stay tuned for further updates on the Utah Search and Rescue Assistance card.
Key statistics from the 2016 Search and Rescue Reimbursement Program include: