Off Highway Vehicle

Our OHV Unit is composed of members with 4-wheel-drive vehicles. Most of the members are off-road enthusiasts who are using their hobby for a good cause. Although 4WD vehicles are the OHV Unit's primary focus, it can also supply quadrunners, snowmobiles and dirt bikes. All the vehicles are owned by the members.

The OHV Unit provides numerous services to Search and Rescue. OHV team members provide ground transportation of ground searchers to and from assigned areas, trail scouting, reconnaissance, transportation and set-up of radio repeater systems, transporting equipment and evacuation of search subjects.

The OHV unit is well-suited for assignments that include:

  • Rapid searches over roads and trails for subjects and prominent clues

  • Evacuation of subjects

  • Transportation of people and dogs to and from their assignments

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Both of our Polaris General vehicles AND their trailers were purchased with funds donated by our community members. They were not purchased with county funds.


Both of our Polaris General vehicles AND their trailers were purchased with funds donated by our community members. They were not purchased with county funds.

Polaris 1 - West Slope - Red one - was purchased through funds donated over the years to ESARC.

Polaris 2 - Assigned Tahoe was purchased through funds donated over the years to ESARC. Half of the monies used was from a matching grant from Latrobe Fund of $18,000!

Thank you so much to Latrobe Fund