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 accidents occur, primarily in Riverside County. We have however traveled south into Mexico, north into the Sierras and to Nevada and Colorado on search and rescue missions.
We are comprised of over thirty volunteers who 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. 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 schools, 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.