Who We Are

We are an all volunteer non-profit organization saving lives through Wilderness and Mountain Rescue in Western Gunnison County, CO

If you are comfortable operating in the back country, can truly be available to respond for missions, and are interested in joining the team, read on . . .


A team member is expected to be “rescue ready” at all times.  This mean that you will maintain your rescue pack and gear in a state of readiness, and can keep yourself safe and functional on your own for a minimum of 48 hours in the back country in all weather conditions.


A person who shows up consistently, has a good attitude, is rigorously honest about what he/she feels capable of doing safely in critical circumstances, and is willing to help in any capacity needed makes for a good team member.

If this sounds like fun, come to our montly meetings.  The first Wednessday of every month at 6pm, in the ambulance barn on 2nd street in paonia. 

West Elk Mountain Rescue is an equal opportunity volunteer service organization

Learn How to Help

If your interested in volunteering come to our next monthly meeting. 


The first Wednessday of every month at 6pm in back of the Ambulance Barn in Paonia. 
401 2nd St, Paonia, CO 81428


or email

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