About Us

White Mountain Search & Rescue saw its earliest beginnings as White Mountain Jeep Club in 1961.  At that time, it was involved in SAR activities under the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department. 

In 1977, the team name was changed to White Mountain Search & Rescue (WMSAR) when the prime mission became searching for lost persons.

By legislative action in 1978, the New Mexico State Police were given prime responsibility for all Search & Rescue activities in the state. For most SAR work, the State Police must rely heavily on volunteer organizations, such as WMSAR.

WMSAR's homebase is in Ruidoso, New Mexico, and it is one of many recognized SAR teams in New Mexico.

Team Trainings

We have hands on team trainings every other Tuesday at 5:30 pm @ 26514 US-70 Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346. Our next training is March 22, 2022 at 5:30. 

Our mailing address is:                                        Our phone number is (866)596-8382

          White Mountain SAR

          PO Box 2542

          Ruidoso, NM   88355


Please drop by the next meeting if you are interested in learning more about WMSAR!