Colorado Outdoor Recreation Search and Rescue card a good investment for outdoor enthusiasts
DENVER – Tuesday May 24, 2016 – The Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) reminds Colorado residents and visitors that summer means more people will participate in the wide variety of outdoor activities our state has to offer. Now is the perfect time to purchase your Colorado Outdoor Recreation Search and Rescue card (CORSAR).
County sheriffs department volunteers conducted over 1,655 search and rescue missions last year in Colorado - an increase of over 400 incidents. These dedicated volunteer teams work throughout the state year-round to aid people who are in distress or danger and the cost of each mission is often in the thousands of dollars. By purchasing a CORSAR card you are contributing to Colorado’s Search and Rescue fund, which reimburses these teams for the costs they incur to provide help. This is not an insurance card – search and rescue teams will always come to your aid.
The CORSAR card enrollment costs just $3 for one-year, and $12 for five-years, and can be purchased at over 300 retailers in the state. Or, you can purchase them online at: www.colorado.gov/dola/search-and-rescue-fund.