Big Horn County search and rescue is divided into three squads. North squad based out of Lovell, South squad based out of Basin, High angle rope rescue squad which is made up of members of both squads, fire department and law enforcement personnel.  Search and Rescue is available 24/7 and responds to all to kinds of emergencies, both man made and natural.  Search and rescue has personnel trained in medical emergencies, water emergencies, snow emergencies, atv’s, caves, climbing, and lost people.

Big Horn County Search and Rescue

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North Squad Officers:

2nd Lt: Wes Mangus

Sergeant: Tom Newman

Secretary/Treasurer: Keri Angell

Training officer: Jim Thomas

Medical officer: Jack Carpenter

Equipment officer: Michael Hendershot

High Angle Rope Rescue Team

Leader: Kyle McClure

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Mountain Photo by Ron Salyer

South Squad Officers:

2nd Lieutenant: Jeff Schmidt

1st Sergeant: Dan Anders

2nd Sergeant: Mark Tomaszewski      

Secretary/Treasurer: Lori Smallwood

SAR group photo by

Heidi Layne Christenson


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North SAR Facebook

Captain: Ken Nelson