Rescue 3, Inc. was originally established as a mine rescue team in 1969. Some of the members who were a part of this team were also members of the AMA District 37 Off-Road Competition Amateur Racing in the Mojave Desert in Southern California. Over the years, Rescue 3 has become more involved with the Off-Road Community and we now focus on assisting OHV users in the Southern California deserts when they are in need of Search and Rescue services. We often provide support for pre-scheduled motor sports events such as AMA District 37, M.O.R.E. and the Rebelle Rally however, we are not exclusive to these events. We spend several weekends a year making our services available to the general OHV public, usually on weekends with high traffic and in popular camping/staging areas. When our services are requested at an event we make ourselves available to anyone at the event and to the general public that may be in the area, but not necessarily a part of the event. We arrive with our highly visible purpose built Command Post trailer with cellular phone and/or 2 way radio communications. If needed, we have the capability of calling for additional medical aid such as an ambulance or air medical transport.
All of the Rescue 3 team members have current First-Aid, CPR and AED certifications. We are a proud provider of the American Red Cross First Aid, CPR and AED Training. In addition to having First-Aid, CPR and AED training, some team members have EMT and/or Paramedic experience, military or ski-patrol medical experience. Although we are not a medical provider, we have the means to stabilize an injured OHV user and facilitate transport to a higher level of medical authority. Secondary to first aid skills and what makes Rescue 3 stand out from other groups is our off-road logistical capabilities. For any given event, Rescue 3 brings a Command Post trailer, several 4x4 vehicles and/or UTV’s along with a host of rapid-response teams on dirt bikes and quads. All personnel carry professional public-service grade radio equipment, and all teams are GPS-enabled. This equipment is supplemented by the off-road experience of our team members both required to safely and quickly traverse the harsh desert terrain of the Mojave Desert. Most members have extensive experience exploring the Southern California deserts, and know the terrain well. The combination of our equipment and experience enables us to search for, and rescue, injured OHV users much quicker than government agencies. We can then coordinate the transfer of injured OHV users to medical facilities, by ground ambulance or airship, as needed.
Rescue 3, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization. We function solely from donations and contributions. All of our members are volunteers and come from the off-road community. We all feel a commitment to our fellow racers, riders, drivers, and their families to provide a professional service of safety and support.