• The Sally Brown McInnes & John McInnes Charitable Trust

  • The Community Foundation of Boulder County

  • The Virginia W. Hill Foundation

  • The Longmont Community Foundation 

  • The April Fund

  • The Wells Fargo Community Assistance Fund

  • The Kroger Foundation 

  • The AEC Trust

  • The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation

  • The Dr. Scholl Foundation

  • The John G. Duncan Charitable Trust

  • The BNSF Railway Foundation

  • The Kerr Foundation

  • Blue Credit Union Foundation

  • The JK Mullen Foundation

  • The Live and Give Longmont Foundation

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An organization of volunteer rescue professionals who provide technical search, rescue, and other emergency support services to the people of Boulder County and are dedicated to the preservation of life and property.

 

BES was founded by William R. Hughes in 1963 as an emergency radio club, later the 11-Meter Squad, and then first incorporated as B.E.S. in 1966. B.E.S. is a Colorado member-owned 501.c.3 non-profit entity.

 

Vision

“A future where the people of Boulder County are provided the safest, most effective, and most efficient search and rescue services realized through practical, interagency collaboration.”

 

 

 

Mission

Boulder Emergency Squad is a professionally trained and certified all-volunteer search and rescue team (501.c3 non-profit) who safely delivers high quality and timely emergency search, rescue and support services to the people of Boulder County.
 

BES provides specialized search and rescue services:

  • Dive and water rescue

  • Urban and rural search management and tactical operations

  • Heavy vehicle and aircraft extrication

  • Rope rescue and low-angle evacuations

  • Wildland fire suppression

  • Ancillary: structure fire support, traffic control, disaster assistance, incident staging, and other support services.

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BES maintains a state of readiness to successfully deliver these services by:

  • PEOPLE: Building a culture of teamwork and transparency

  • TRAINING: Conducting training that ensures members can apply skills to priority services

  • EQUIPMENT: Maintaining apparatus and equipment in a state of operational readiness

  • COLLABORATION: Expanding interagency, operational collaboration and efficiencies

 

 

Goals

  1. SAFETY - Zero Injuries, Zero damage

  2. RESPONSE - Optimize response times to do the most good for the most people.

  3. TRAINING - Provide engaging training on priority services