The longest journey begins with a single step.
Lao Tsu, Tao Te Ching
|The New Hampshire Outdoor Council is a volunteer, non-profit organization that promotes safe hiking practices and provides financial assistance to volunteer and professional search and rescue groups throughout New Hampshire. The council receives donations, often from recipients of rescues, then distributes funds via grants to volunteer and professional search and rescue groups.
The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department and the US Forest Service organize search and rescues in the state, but rely heavily on the personnel, technical expertise and equipment of local volunteer rescue and medical groups. The cooperation is remarkable, but providing volunteers with the equipment and advanced skills require to properly aid people in remote and difficult situations is costly. Radios, pagers, medical supplies, litters and wilderness emergency medical training are examples of the support that is needed.
If you would like more information or to make a donation to benefit the volunteer search and rescue effort and help promote safe hiking practices in New Hampshire, contact:
New Hampshire Outdoor Council, PO Box 157, Kearsarge, NH 03847