Reach and Treat

The UNM EMS Consortium Reach and Treat Team (composed of IMMC faculty) is a statewide search and rescue resource dedicated to quickly locating, accessing, and treating lost or injured persons in any terrain, while providing paramedic and/or physician level medical care. As an internationally recognized mountain medicine educational institution, Reach & Treat faculty commonly engages the search & rescue community in collaborative learning and training opportunities to excel our statewide medical and technical expertise. 

The Reach & Treat Team works in direct collaboration with the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office Metropolitan Air Support Unit and the Bernalillo County Fire Department Air Rescue Task Force to improve search and rescue services for our community. The air rescue team is versed in precision helicopter rescue techniques including hoist and short haul operations. The Unit has undergone rigorous training with our partners from the legendary Swiss based company Air Zermatt.