Originally Posted by rocky mountain rzr
In Colorado your OHV registration covers Flight for life helicopter
This is a big misconception, and is not correct.
Volunteer SAR is usually free within Colorado, unless a criminal act occurred. IE, trespassing, or false reporting, or similar.
However, any medical care you receive is NOT free. Flight For Life is billed as medical care. Ambulance rides, either on the ground or in the air, are NOT covered by SAR. They bill you directly, and most health insurance policies do not cover air ambulance costs.
Since we are on the subject: SAR might rescue you for free, they still incur huge costs. Part of those costs are recouped in OHV registration fees, hunting/fishing licenses, etc. Some costs are passed on to the specific Sheriff's department for that area(aka taxpayers), but the bulk of SAR costs are paid for by private donations to individual SAR organizations. You can join COSAR($12 for 5 years), which guarantees that any SAR team that helps you will get reimbursed fully for their costs from the COSAR fund.
COSAR and Airmedcare are important to have for anyone in Colorado using a UTV in the middle of nowhere