About Us

Lewis and Clark County Search and Rescue or LCCSAR is an all volunteer, full service search and rescue team based in Helena, Montana. LCCSAR is an Auxilary to the Sheriff of Lewis and Clark County and provides mutual aid and assistance to other counties and organizations in the State of Montana.

Our Services

LCCSAR offers a variety of services to emergency agencies:
- Locating and retrieving missing persons
- Rapid response rescue on land, water, ice and snow
- First response care to the injured or ill in the backcountry
- Evidence searches
- Community support for running events on Mt. Helena
- Support for the Sweet Heart Passion Plunge
..... and much more

We also provide mutual aid to rural fire and other search and rescue organizations when activated by the Lewis & Clark & County Sheriff


Join Us

Thank you for your interest. To learn more about how to join our team, please attend our monthly General Meeting. We meet on the 3rd Thursday of each month (except in December) at 19:00 (7pm) at 2700 Valley Drive East Helena. At every general meeting we meet separately with potential new members and explain in detail the process for joining the unit, as well as what to expect. We look forward to meeting you and answering any questions you might have!

Please be aware that all search and rescue members serve under the authority of the Sheriff's Office as Auxiliary Deputies and as such must be over 18 years of age, pass a background and reference check, have a valid driver's license, and sign a code of conduct. We do not expect people to come with all current skills and we are more than willing to train and mentor interested people through the necessary search protocol, medical training, and other technical and specialty trainings that are needed. There is a 6 month probationary period. Your advancement and success in Search and Rescue will depend on your attendance, participation, response to mission pages, following safety protocols, and working to keep your certifications, skills, and training up to date. Our members are all volunteers. We depend on each other for safety and support in the field while we work to rescue others and support the Sherriff's Office in various emergency situations as called upon. Please come and join our team. We look forward to meeting you.

More Questions? Contact New Member Coordinator Zentra Adams at zentra.adams@lcsar.net



Our unit includes specialized teams to assist in our mission.


Unit Leadership



Make a Donation:
If you are interested in making a donation, please contact our Admin. Lieutenant for details about our unit 501C3.
Contact: jennifer.walgrave@lcsar.net



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Say Hello.

If you would like to contact Lewis and Clark County Search and Rescue, please sumbit a message or send an email to the appropriate email address. We look forward to hearing from you!
Membership inquiries: zentra.adams@lcsar.net

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Join us at our building for the monthly meeting on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7pm:
2700 Valley Drive
East Helena, MT 59635

Just North of East Valley Fire Station, and North of East Helena.