Friends of Yosemite Search and Rescue (FOYOSAR) provides additional training funds, helps coordinate with YOSAR in securing grants, and provides public outreach and education materials regarding safety in Yosemite National Park. All donations made to FOYOSAR are administered through an independent board. The board is made up of present/former YOSAR team members and other advisors who have worked in and around Yosemite National Park as administrators, medical professionals, and rescue personnel. Donations have allowed team members to receive stipends to attend medical and technical trainings, have provided for improvements to facilities and mobile command units, helped establish a training endowment to support the future additional training needs of rescue personnel, and provided the means of maintaining this website to provide more timely information on incidents in Yosemite National Park.


A special thanks to all of our Park Partners, Sponsors and Donors

from FOYOSAR and all of the team members

at Yosemite Search and Rescue

 "Friends of YOSAR's mission is to actively solicit monetary and in-kind donations from private sources in order to bridge the gap between public funding and YOSAR’s actual budgetary needs. Our vision is to help YOSAR continue as a world-class search and rescue organization"

FOYOSAR Team, taken at SAR Days BBQ June 1st:     Butch Farabee, Secretary, Mark Forbes,

Steve Shakleton, President, SAR Manager: Jack Hoflick

New Board Member: Evan Jones,

and Executive Director Christine Gale Reynolds

Friends of YOSAR 501(c) 54-208 1466

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