RMRU is a group of volunteers trained and ready to respond to wilderness emergencies. At any hour of the day, law enforcement agencies, national park or military officials may call upon us to aid an unfortunate victim. We are on constant alert to search for and effect the rescue of hikers, skiers, rock climbers and outdoors enthusiasts whenever and wherever tragedy strikes. We perform about 95% of our missions in Riverside County. We have, however, traveled south into Mexico, north into the Sierras, and into Nevada on search and rescue missions.
We are comprised of over thirty volunteers who literally come from all walks of life. We regularly leave our jobs (or, in the middle of the night, our warm beds) to respond to a call for help. Each member must provide all of their own equipment and we receive no remuneration for time given to search and rescue. The members make up a small but spirited group of mountaineers who spend one weekend each month training to sharpen our skills. Beside acting as highly competent rescue workers, we also work closely with school, clubs, church groups, and Scout troops throughout the area to teach mountain safety. Our members have been honored nationally for their contributions to wilderness survival education.
With RMRU, teamwork is key to everything we do. We are not simply a group of individuals, but an integrated team. We train as a team so we can perform as a team. It is only through dedicated teamwork that we can be successful in saving lives, something RMRU has been doing six decades. We train as a team, we work as a team, and we socialize as a team.