About Us

Boulder Emergency Squad (BES) is a volunteer technical search and rescue team serving the people of Boulder County. BES is dedicated to the preservation of life and property.

Founded in 1963, BES is a Colorado member-owned 501(c)3 non-profit entity. BES is 100% volunteer. The primary source of funding is the Boulder County Commissioners.

BES is the primary dive rescue agency for Boulder County and works closely with the Sheriff’s department, EMS, and fire-rescue agencies providing mutual-aid support for a variety of technical rescue incidents and emergency situations.