About Coconino County

About Coconino County

Encompassing 18,661 square miles, Coconino County, Arizona, is the second largest county in the U.S. but one of the least populated. Our county includes Grand Canyon National Park, the Navajo, Havasupai, Hualapai and Hopi Indian Reservations, and the largest contiguous ponderosa pine forest in the world. Elevations range from 2,000 feet above sea level along the Colorado River to 12,633 feet at the summit of Mt. Humphreys in Flagstaff.

Watching Coconino County SAR From Nepal

Here's a video from a recent SAR call in Flagstaff, in which Coconino County Sheriff's Search & Rescue, along with Flag Fire and Guardian medics, carry out an injured hiker on Fatman's Loop. In this video, you'll see Leiutenant Mark Christian and our team captain, Andew Moore, along with a number of my teammates.

Flagstaff: Search & Rescue For Injured Hiker

Every time there's a call out, I get an email, so I know what kinds of missions are happening. And later, some of my teammates fill me in on the details. (They know how nosy ... uh, how curious I am, even from 8,000 miles away.) I also get emails about all the good trainings going on for General SAR, like Advanced Man-Tracking and the 3-day Navigation Boot Camp, and for the Technical Rescue Team, including Midface Patient Care & Midface Litter Scoops and a simulation drill of a search for a downed aircraft with injuries and evacuation. Fun stuff!

*sigh* I miss the team.