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Search & Rescue
Safe truck and flights flying.JPG Overview & Jurisdiction
Per Colorado state statute, it is the Sheriff's responsibility to provide search and rescue capability within their counties jurisdiction. The Clear Creek County Sheriff's Office has authorized the Alpine Rescue Team to fulfill this statutory responsibility.  The jurisdiction of the Alpine Rescue Team spans county-wide, excluding municipalities.

Staffing & Equipment        
At any given time, the Alpine Rescue Team is staffed by between 40 to 60 professional non-paid mountain rescuers who have applied for membership and have passed a rigorous training regimen. The
Alpine Rescue Team maintains an arsenal of mountain rescue and first aid equipment. They also maintain a fleet of vehicles at their primary building (known as "The Shack") which is located in Evergreen, CO ranging from specially equipped
trucks, to snowmobiles, to ATVs. 

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The Alpine Rescue Team is tightly connected to the Clear Creek County Sheriff's Office through the emergency dispatch and communications system. Whenever CCSO dispatch receives a call requesting back country rescue, the Sheriff's office notifies the Alpine Rescue Team's mission leaders. They, in turn, alert appropriate members via personal communications radios.

Funding & Oversight
The Alpine Rescue Team is one of twelve nationally accredited mountain rescue teams operating in the      tate of Colorado. Alpine Rescue Team a tax-exempt   IMG_0531.jpg
charity under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue 
Code. Alpine Rescue Team's operations budget is
drawn primarily through state and local grants and
private donations from the public.

Mission Statement
It is our duty as members of the Clear Creek County Sheriff's Office to save lives and assist those in needs. We will be prepared any time of the day or night to perform these duties, with the assistance
from the Alpine Rescue Team, in a professional
manner; safely, quickly and efficiently. We place         
this duty before our own personal desires and
comforts, and do so without thought for personal
compensation or reward.

More Information
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Contact Us
Rick Albers
Sheriff
Email

405 Argentine St.
PO Box 2000
Georgetown, CO 80444

Ph: (303) 679-2376
Fx: (303) 679-2447

Office Hours
Mon-Fri 8am to 5pm