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2023 – A Year In Review

2023 – A Year In Review

Running a charity is a lot of work. Federal and state reports have to filed, the New Mexico State Police wants some papers too, volunteers have to be trained, training needs to be planned, scheduled and supervised. There is fund raising, equipment purchase, repair and maintenance and, of course, there are missions and community activities. Thanks to the amazing work of all of our volunteers, we not only did all that, we did it very well. We responded to a…

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Learn To Fly A Drone

Learn To Fly A Drone

Drones are very cool technology. But regulations have changed and even hobbyists have to know the do’s and don’ts. Did you know that you will have to register certain drones? That everybody (even you) now needs an FAA certificate to legally fly a drone? That the police are allowed to ask you for your registration and/or certificate? Pecos Valley Public Services is a State Of New Mexico recognized Search & Rescue and emergency volunteer organization. We use optical and thermal…

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Donate

Donate

Thank you for your donation. Our officers and volunteers receive no compensation and every penny will go to equipment and organizational expenses. We are a 501(c)(3) public charity. Your donation is fully tax deductible. Our tax-ID: 92-0952633 You can click to donate via PayPal or credit card. We are a PayPal recognized “not for profit charity”, so there are no fees. Your donation will reach us in the full amount. Donate via Paypal / Credit Card If you prefer to…

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All In One Radio

All In One Radio

SAR team members have to carry a lot of gear. The New Mexico “Field Guide” requires us to carry food, clothing, water and a variety of tools like compass, ropes and more. Sometimes a product comes along that combines a number of things into one nice package and this “Emergency Radio” truly fits the bill. By Michaela Merz, ChCSAR 22: This unit costs less than $30. You can pick it up at Amazon (I have no affiliation with Amazon or…

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The Thing With Magnetic North

The Thing With Magnetic North

When I was introduced to map and compass work, I learned about “true” and “magnetic” north. Say .. what? There are two “Norths” ? It was puzzling. As it turns out, there are actually three “Norths”, though only the first two have relevance for SAR team members: 1) Geographic North (True North) 2) Magnetic North 3) Geomagnetic North So .. what is what? Let’s forget about the “Geomagnetic North” (or look it up here, cool video) . For map &…

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News & Events

News & Events

Did you receive a donation request from us? Please click here … A big “THANKS” to all of our donors > > Call 505-600-3068 (24/7) or send us a message if you require assistance or if you want to get in touch with us. If this is an emergency, you must dial 9-1-1 Stop The BleedSunday, February 25, 2024 Stop the Bleed is a grassroots national awareness campaign and call-to-action. Stop the Bleed encourages bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to…

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New Mexico Wilderness Tips

New Mexico Wilderness Tips

IN NEW MEXICO, THERE IS NO CHARGE TO THE PUBLIC FOR ANY SEARCH AND RESCUE EFFORT BY STATE OR VOLUNTEER RESOURCES (Does not apply to commercial air or ground ambulance transportation).  If you feel you or someone you know is in trouble in the wilderness, do not hesitate to call 911 or your local New Mexico State Police district office.  Alerting the authorities in a timely way could mean the difference between life or death.  No one plans on going…

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