McKinley County Search and Rescue / ARES

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Welcome to the McKinley County Search and Rescue / ARES Member Site.  


We are a volunteer organization, incorporated by the State of New Mexico, officially recognized by the State of New Mexico Department of Public Safety, and dedicated to the preservation of life through search and education services. We also have an attachment of Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) Members who assist with Search and Rescue Communications and Emergency Communications for local agencies in the event that local communications are down. We work many events every year. We are also members of the McKinley County Fire Special Operations Response Team (SORT) and are called to action when needed in our county. Our general coverage area is 75 miles in any direction from Gallup, NM. Teams can and do travel to other areas of the state if requested and their time allows.

If you are interested in joining our group please download one (or both) of the applications below, fill it out and come to one of the meetings and introduce yourself.  For more information on what to expect as a member, click on the "Intrested in becoming a Volunteer?" link above.(Dont both filling out online user application, it's under contruction)

Search and Rescue Application


If you are a Ham Radio Operator and would like to join our ARES Group, download the application below, fill it out and come to a meeting and introduce yourself.

ARES Application 


Online SAR training from NMSARC  

Here is a LINK to videos, video handouts, and MUCH MORE on NMSARC website 

Scroll down web page to videos and download handout, then watch video 

Come back to this page and select link to test below: (Under Contruction)








Meeting times and locations


ARES / Emergency Communications Group

Meets the first Tuesday of each month at 18:30 Hours

Location: McKinley County Fire Office, 413 Bataan Memorial Dr., Gallup, NM


Search and Rescue Team

Meets the third Thursday of each month at 18:30 hours

Location: McKinley County Fire Office, 413 Bataan Memorial Dr., Gallup, NM


Contact Information:


P.O. Box 3911, Gallup, NM 87301


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