General Meeting Location Change 

ACSSAR is now meeting at the Sheriff's Office SAR building for our monthly meetings. The meeting time and date will remain the same, 7 pm the last Tuesday of the month.

Posted by Dan Hutchison Thursday, May 21, 2015 7:42:00 AM Categories: Meeting News News

2015 Officer and Board Elections 


The elections are in, the results are tallied, and....
Congratulations to the 2015 ACSSAR Officers and Board!

And thank you to all of those who served this past year.
The 2015 results are as follows:

President: Dan Hutchison
Vice President: Chris Armstrong
Treasurer: Paige Hellbaum
Training: Jason Sheathelm
Secretary: Dane Purmalis
Board Members:
(1yr) Kurt Braisted
(2yr) Matt Allshouse
(2yr) Josh Hurt

Here's to another great year with ACSSAR!

Wednesday, April 01, 2015 9:19:00 AM Categories: Meeting News News

Overdue Hiker 

February 14th 2015

February 14th at 12:28 am - Albany County Sheriff’s Search & Rescue received a request for assistance from the Sheriff’s Office in a search for an overdue hiker in the Chimney Park area off of Hwy 230.  With temperatures near 25 degrees, hasty teams including K9s began deploying to the area and were on scene around 2am. An additional 14 ACSSAR members and additional deputies arrived on scene around 7am. As teams began to deploy from the staging area, the subject made his way back to the parking area and was in good health.  Thanks To all responding!

Sheriff’s Office Deputies
  Ground Teams –
  K9 Team –
  Snowmobile Team – 

Saturday, February 14, 2015 6:05:00 PM Categories: Call News

Avalanche Level 1 Training Opportunity 

Avalanche Level 1 Training Opportunity
As announced at the meeting and Avalanche Awareness Training last night, the National Ski Patrol, Medicine Bow Nordic Ski Patrol, and Snowy Range Ski Patrol are offering a Avalanche Level 1 class here in Laramie next month. You will not find a more affordable class at this level anywhere, and there is still room to join!

Module 1: Avalanche Foundations
Module 2: Avalanche Safety and Rescue Skills

Level 1 Avalanche course, Modules 1 and 2, offered by the National Ski Patrol, Medicine Bow Nordic Ski Patrol, and Snowy Range Ski Patrol.

The course is open to both the general public and members of the ski patrol.
This is a National Ski Patrol course with both classroom (Module 1) and on-the-snow (Module 2) experience. Participants will receive credit for both modules, and be prepared to take Organized Avalanche Rescue (Module 3) additionally if desired.
TOPICS COVERED: Avalanche conditions, human factors, snow conditions, weather, route selection, transceivers, avoiding an avalanche, and rescue - what to do if you or a member of your group is caught by an avalanche.
Tuesday February 17th,        6:00 to 9:30 pm
                    Thursday February 19th,       6:00 to 9:30 pm
                    Sunday February, 22nd         all day field session
                    Tuesday February 24th,        6:00 to 9:30 pm
                    Sunday March 1st              all day field session
COST: $32 plus text (Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain, 2nd edition, Bruce Tremper, 2008), payable at the first class
PLACE: Room 215, UW Classroom Building
Want to Refresh? If you have taken this course in the past, the National Ski Patrol recommends you refresh every three years. There have been significant changes. Refresher cost is $10 plus cost of texts.


Posted by Dan Hutchison Wednesday, January 28, 2015 10:49:00 AM Categories: Training

Overdue Snowmobilers 

Dec.22 2014

At 8:24am Albany County Sheriff's Office contacted ACSSAR with a standby request for assistance in searching for three overdue snowmobiler. It was then discovered several of ACSSAR snowmobile team were already preparing for a leisure ride and were then routed to assist in the search. Around 10am all were located safe.

As the winter season begins to take shape,  ACSSAR would like to remind all winter outdoor enthusiasts to be prepared for mother nature. Please take adequate steps to be safe before you venture out this winter.

Posted by Dan Hutchison Monday, December 22, 2014 7:05:00 PM Categories: Call News

October 29th 2014 Callout 

Mission Report - Carryout Near Pickaroon/Pike Pole Campground

Team Mission Report

Team members responding: 10

Miles: 6 vehicles @ 120 miles  round trip = 720miles

Hours: 5 hr = 50 man hours

Other Responding: Albany County Sheriff's Office, Laramie Fire Department, Big Laramie Fire Department, AirLife Denver


News Release from the Albany County Sheriff's Office

October 30, 2014

- At approximately 5:29 P.M. Deputies of the Albany County Sheriff's office received a call to respond to the area of the Platte River Wilderness Area near the Pickaroon Campground near a trailhead that leads into the wilderness area.

- Dispatch received the call from a man who had been hiking in the area. The hiker had been approached by another man on a horse saying that his friend had fallen while riding a horse and needed medical assistance as it was apparent that he may have broken bones. The man needed to hike to an area where he was able to make cell phone contact to request assistance.

- Albany County Deputies immediately began their response to the area yet due to the remoteness of the area, did not arrive until approximately 7:30 P.M.

- Additional resources had been requested by the responding Deputies, which included (Two) EMT personnel from the Big Laramie Volunteer Fire Department, 10 Albany County Search and Rescue volunteers, and the Flight for Life helicopter and its crew.

- Deputies and other members of the Rescue team immediately began walking approximately one half mile up the rugged trail, where the man was located and it was discovered that he had a compound fracture to his femur.

- Rescue personnel carried the victim out of the trail area, to the awaiting helicopter.

- The victim was then airlifted to a Colorado area hospital to care for his injuries.


Robert J. DeBree (Undersheriff)

Albany County Sheriff's Office

Laramie, WY





Thursday, October 30, 2014 8:07:00 AM Categories: Call News

Snowmobiles for Sale 

Albany County Sheriff’s Search & Rescue  is placing the following Snowmobiles up for sale via bid.

To schedule a visit or place a bid email:

Bidding will end Nov 7th, 2014, 5:00pm

Please include snowmobile number, bid price, contact name and phone in bid.

A minimum bid of $200.00 each

Snowmobile #1

For Sale: 2001 Polaris  600 RMK
136” Track
2554.7 Miles

Last Serviced in 2013

Snowmobile #2

For Sale: 2002 Polaris  500 RMK

136” Track
1628.9 Miles

Last Serviced in 2013




Posted by Dan Hutchison Friday, October 24, 2014 10:00:00 AM Categories: News

Sept 7th - Call out 

Sept - 7th -  1625 ACSSAR  received a call out due to a Personal Locator Beacon being activated in the Centennial Ridge area. Eleven members had responded and were in route when a Stand Down was issued at 1725. The couple who activated the PLB were located and accounted for. Thanks to those able to responded.


Posted by Dan Hutchison Sunday, September 07, 2014 9:25:00 PM Categories: Call News

Lewis Lake / Medicine Bow Peak 

Aug 30, 2014 call out
August 30, 2153 hours ACSSAR received a call out for assistance from the Medicine Bow Peak / Lewis Lake area for two men needing assistance while on a hike. Both were cold, wet and exhausted due to weather. ACSSAR along with deputies from the sheiffs office mobilized for a multiple carry-out rescue operation that completed around 0800 this morning. Thank you to those members responding!
Posted by Dan Hutchison Sunday, August 31, 2014 7:11:00 PM Categories: Call News

Busy Week for ACSSAR 

Its been a vary busy week for ACSSAR, with four calls for assistance.

7/14 - Overdue hikers on the Medicine Bow Peak Trail - Stood down as hikers made it back to trail head.

7/18 - Overdue hiker in the Lake Marie Area - Request for ground and ATV teams

7/20 - Injured skier near Sugerloaf recreation area

7/21 - Injured Hiker near South Gap Lake. - Stood Down as hiker made it to trail head.

Posted by Dan Hutchison Tuesday, July 22, 2014 10:41:00 AM Categories: Call News
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