California Region

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Organization Area Served
Altadena Mountain Rescue Team
Status - Regular
780 E. Altadena Dr. Altadena, CA 91001
Website | email
altadena_logoEven though the geographic area that we are responsible for is small, we receive approximately 100 calls a year. These include injured or lost hikers and mountain bikers, hikers that become stuck off trails, and an occasional downed aircraft. We also provide mountain safety education to local youth groups and the community. The proximity to, and easy access for the residents of Los Angeles County draw them to the falls in Eaton Canyon, the ruins of the Mount Lowe Railway, and the mountain bike trails of the Arroyo.
Bay Area Mountain Rescue Unit
Status - Regular
P. O. Box 19184 Stanford, CA 94309
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bamruBAMRU is an all-volunteer wilderness search and rescue (SAR) unit, based in the San Francisco Bay Area. We look for and help people lost or stranded anywhere outdoors in California.
Calif. Office of Emergency Services
Status - Exofficio
PO BOX 419047
Rancho Cordova, CA 95741
Website
califoesCabinet-level agency responsible for overseeing and coordinating emergency preparedness, response, recovery and homeland security activities within the state of California.
China Lake Mountain Rescue Group
Status - Regular
P.O. Box 2037 Ridgecrest, CA 93556
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chinalake_logoPrimary area of response is Kern County and the Eastern Sierra of Inyo and Mono Counties in California, but we can go any place in the world, as needed.
Contra Costa Co. Sheriff's
Search & Rescue

Status - Regular
50 Glacier Drive Martinez, CA 94553
Website | email
contracostasar_logoWe operate primarily in Contra Costa County but can be called to assist with searches throughout the State of California.
Douglas County Search & Rescue NV
Status - Regular
PO Box 1306 Minden, NV 89423
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douglascosar_logoDouglas County Nevada which includes Lake Tahoe, the Carson River and Pinenut Mountain Range.
Fresno County Sheriff's
Search & Rescue Mountaineering Team

Status - Associate
PO Box 7 Fresno, CA 93707
Website | email
fresnoFresno County SAR is a volunteer nonprofit organization that assists the Fresno County Sheriff and mutual aid requesting agencies in urban and wilderness searches, rescues, and recoveries, including in technical, winter, and swiftwater environments.
Inyo County Posse
Search & Rescue

Status - Regular
P. O. Box 982 Bishop, CA 93514
Website | email
inyosar_logoServing the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains including the highest and lowest points in the Continental US, Mt Whitney (14,505') and Death Valley (Badwater -262')
Joshua Tree National Park SAR
Status - Exofficio
74485 National Monument Dr.
Twenty Nine Palms, CA 92277
nationalparkserviceThe Park Covers a vast area with elevations ranging from 536 feet (163 m) in the park's extreme southeast corner to 5,814 feet (1,773 m) atop Quail Mountain.
Malibu Search & Rescue Team
Status - Regular
P. O. Box 222 Malibu, CA 90265
Website | email
malibu_newSanta Monica Mountains from the
Los Angeles/Ventura County line to Pacific Palisades
Marin County Search and Rescue
Status - Regular
1600 Los Gamos Dr. San Rafael, CA 94903
Website
marin_smallSearch for missing people in the wilderness and urban settings all over California
Mono Co Sheriff Search & Rescue
Status - Associate
P.O. Box 1954 Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
Website | email
monoResponds to a wide variety of missions, including searches for the lost and missing in all types of terrain and weather, rescues and evacuations of all sorts, and many other missions of unique character as needed.
Monterey County Sheriff Search & Rescue
Status - Regular
73 W. Carmel Valley Rd.
Carmel Valley, CA 93924
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monterey_000MCSO SAR volunteers respond to an average of 65 emergency calls each year. Works closely with all Monterey County Fire Urban Search and Rescue units; local, state, and federal parks and forest services; and local and state law enforcement agencies.
Montrose Mountain Rescue Team
Status - Regular
P.O. Box 404 Montrose, CA 91021
Website
montroseTrained and ready to respond to virtually any wilderness emergency 24-hours a day. Averaging between 65-100 calls per year. The team performs 95% of its duties in 500 square miles of the Los Angeles District of the Angeles National Forest.
NAS Fallon
Status - Exoffico
NAS Lemoore
Status - Exoffico
Orange County Sheriff's SAR
Status - Associate
MRA Team Leader - OCSD Reserve Bureau
15991 Armstrong Ave,
Tustin, CA 92782
Website | email
The Orange County Sheriff's Department's MRA team is composed of all volunteers with a primary area of responsibility covering everything from the beaches of Orange County to the Saddleback Mountains. We also are happy to support our neighbors on their SAR operations, whether in the desert or on the snowy mountains.
Placer County Mountain Rescue Team
Status - Regular
2929 Richardson Drive
Auburn, CA 95604-4150
Website | email
placerThis highly specialized team was formed in response to an ever growing public interest in "extreme" outdoor sports, coupled with the lack of such a team locally. Search areas range from urban environments in western Placer County, to the high Sierras in eastern Placer County.
Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit
Status - Regular
3950 Acacia St. Hemet, Ca. 92544
Website | email
rmru_logoPrimary area of coverage is Riverside Co. primarily Mt. San Jacinto Wilderness, including 1000' Tahquitz Rock. The team has responded to mutual aids in many other California Counties, plus Arizona, Mexico, and Colorado.
Santa Barbara County Search & Rescue
Status - Regular
P. O. Box 6602 Santa Barbara, CA 93160-6602
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santabarbaraco_logoCovering all 2,735 square miles of Santa Barbara County specializing in responses to lost and injured people in the back country. The team is highly trained in technical rope rescue, swiftwater, alpine operations, search theory, and tracking.
San Bernardino County -
Cave & Technical Rescue Team

Status - Regular
199 Hangar Way San Bernardino, CA 92408
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sanbernardinocave_logoTeam is composed of unpaid professional rescuers who serve under the auspices of the San Bernardino County Sheriff. We are a Cal-EMA Type 1 Technical Rope, Type 1 Wilderness Search, Type 1 Alpine, and Type 1 Cave Rescue Team.
San Bernardino County -
Mountain Search & Rescue

Status - Associate
3250 Harrison Street San Bernadino, CA 92404
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San Bernardino County -
West Valley Search & Rescue

Status - Regular
8780 19th Street #475 Alta Loma, CA 91701
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sanbernardinowest_logoProviding search and rescue operations and wilderness safety education to the citizens of San Bernardino County. It is not unusual for us to be called upon to assist our neighbors in San Diego and Riverside Counties
San Diego Mountain Rescue Team
Status - Regular
P.O. Box 81602 San Diego, CA 92138
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sandiego_logoSDMRT provides Type 1 alpine mountain rescue personnel not only to supplement the San Diego Sheriff’s team, but also to respond to out-of-county mutual aid operations coordinated by the California Office of Emergency Services (“Cal OES”)
San Dimas Mountain Rescue Team
Status - Regular
P.O. Box 35 San Dimas, CA 91773
Website | email
sandimas_logoWe serve the area from the San Gabriel River to the east end of Los Angeles County, from Orange County to Angeles Crest. In addition, we stand ready to assist other teams and agencies locally and beyond when people are in need.
Santa Clara County Sheriff
Search and Rescue

Status - Associate
5270 Herbert Drive San Jose, CA 95124
Website | email
santa_claraHighly trained search and rescue resources to Local, County, State and Federal Government Agencies in times of emergency. Additionally, the team is committed to the furtherance of Preventative Search and Rescue (PSAR) and Community Preparedness Education.
Santa Clarita Valley
Search & Rescue Team

Status - Regular
PO BOX 5955 Sherman Oaks, CA 91413
Website | email
santaclaritavalley50year_logoThe Santa Clarita Valley Search and Rescue Team is a volunteer group formed to assist the Sheriff of Los Angeles County in search and rescue operations.
Sequoia-Kings Canyon Nat. Park SAR
Status - Exofficio
Three Rivers, CA 93271
nationalparkserviceThis dramatic landscape testifies to nature's size, beauty, and diversity--huge mountains, rugged foothills, deep canyons, vast caverns, and the world's largest trees. These two parks lie side by side in the southern Sierra Nevada east of the San Joaquin Valley
Sierra Madre Search & Rescue Team
Status - Regular
P.O. Box 24 Sierra Madre, CA 91025
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sierramadre_logoThe number of operations that the Sierra Madre Search & Rescue Team responds to in a given year varies significantly, but in a typical year, the majority of the Team's activity takes place in the Chantry Flats area.
Tehachapi Mountains
Search and Rescue

Status - Associate
1331 Tanglewood Drive
Tehachapi, CA 93561
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Ventura County East Valley
Search and Rescue Team

Status - Regular
2101 E. Olson Rd.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Website | email
venturacosar_logoThe team’s primary response area is the western Santa Monica mountains, Simi Hills, and Santa Susanna Mountains. The team supports the other mountain rescue teams in Ventura County and responds to mutual aid requests throughout California.
Ventura - Fillmore
Search and Rescue Team

Status - Associate
Website | email
Ventura County Search & Rescue is an all-volunteer branch of the Ventura County Sheriff's Office covering all 1,873 square miles of Ventura County including the 43 miles of coastline
Wrightwood / Phelan
Search & Rescue

Status - Associate
P.O. Box 29200 Phelan, CA 92329
Website | email
sbwrightwoodTo provide highly qualified, properly equipped team members to complete any assigned mission. Additionally, the team will provide the public with mountain and desert safety education.To assist the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department by providing Search and Rescue services.
Yosemite Nat. Park Rescue Team
Status - Exofficio
SAR Office, National Park Service
Yosemite Nat. Park, CA 95389
email
nationalparkserviceFirst protected in 1864, Yosemite National Park is best known for its waterfalls, but within its nearly 1,200 square miles, you can find deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, a vast wilderness area, and much more.