PREVENTIVE SEARCH AND RESCUE
In Yosemite, the PSAR (Preventive Search and Rescue) and SAR (Search and Rescue) programs work toward a shared goal of keeping people safe, but fill different niches. PSAR is proactive; SAR is reactive. PSAR aims to prevent incidents; SAR responds when incidents occur. PSAR achieves its goal through trail patrols, educational signs, audio messages played on shuttle buses, and one-on-one interactions with visitors to preempt or change risky behaviors. Ideally, effective PSAR activities mean less work for the SAR team.