Although Elmore County Search and Rescue (ECSAR) was initially founded in the 1970’s. The group that exists today was formed in 1994 under the direction of the Elmore County Sheriff. ECSAR operates under the direction of the Sheriff and we serve at his will. ECSAR operates within the boundaries of Elmore County which is nearly 4000 square miles. ECSAR may assist other search and rescue units outside of Elmore County with the permission of the Sheriff. ECSAR may not at anytime self-dispatch, train, or operate in any rescue capacity without the permission of the Elmore County Sheriff. ECSAR is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, in association with the Idaho State Search and Rescue Association. (read MORE!).