Lost N Missing of New Hampshire has compiled a list of some search and rescue organizations in the US.
Outside online states, "SAR operations in the United States are a patchwork." They continue by explaining a rescue may be a matter of hours or days and a myriad of organizations may come to the rescue, from volunteers to government support.
There are many types of search and rescue teams in the US. "Though there are a few professional search and rescue organizations, most of these teams are volunteer", reports Sky Above Us. They also explain that volunteers sometimes cover their costs for gear and training.
Globally, the International Maritime Rescue organization lists some programs and provides a wealth of information on the subject for further research.
In Colorado, "the Colorado Outdoor Recreation Search and Rescue card, known as CORSAR – a program that allows people to purchase a card that goes into a fund that the state of Colorado uses to reimburse teams for costs incurred in search and rescue missions."
Mother Nature Network reports in addition to the SAR cards, "several U.S. companies even offer rescue insurance for those that partake in outdoor activities."