Tip Top Search and Rescue


Tip Top Search and Rescue is a volunteer, non-profit organization based in Sublette County which was created around 1980 to promote public safety and welfare. The team works under the Sublette County Sheriff, and is funded through the Sublette County Commission and the State of Wyoming for our large equipment and buildings. TTSAR is dependent on donations to provide personal safety equipment for our members to ensure they have the tools necessary for each rescue.  Tip Top has an internal command structure. The men and women of this all-volunteer team train often and are called out on an average of once or twice a month throughout the year to conduct a search. A typical search takes place in the fall or winter which are normally the busiest times with hunting, snowmobiling and winter storms/avalanches.  Our springs and summers are busy with the rising run-off in our many rivers and the ORV enthusiasts. Due to the large number of people visiting the mountains, the focus has changed recently from search to rescue and recovery.
Tip Top volunteers coordinate, train, and maintain an operational group of around 40 members. These 40 members meet and comply with the minimum standards set forth by the Board of Directors on a yearly basis. The members of Tip Top Search and Rescue respond to requests for assistance 24-hours a day, seven days a week, never charging any costs to those needed our help.

Tip Top responds to calls such as:

  • High Angle Rescues
  • Lake Rescues
  • Swift Water Rescues
  • Ice Rescues
  • Avalanches
  • Missing/Overdue/Lost Persons
  • Medical Evacuations
  • Short Haul Rescues
  • Snowmobile / ATV / UTV accidents
  • Any other Search/Rescue operation as needed

Tip Top also provides community training on items such as:

  • Avalanche Awareness
  • Emergency Survival / Outdoor Preparedness

Support Tip Top by Donation

Tip Top Search and Rescue
P.O. Box 400
Pinedale, Wy 82941