Search and Rescue Team Seeks Volunteers

Opportunity to join nationally recognized organization

Santa Barbara County Search & Rescue is an all-volunteer branch of the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department. Those interested in joining are encouraged to attend an upcoming recruitment meeting during which they can learn more about the team and the commitment it takes to be a member.

- What: Search and Rescue Team Recruitment Meeting

- When: Friday, September 24, 2010, 4:45pm

- Where:Santa Maria Sheriff’s Station, 812 W. Foster Road, Santa Maria

The Search and Rescue team covers all 2,550 square miles of Santa Barbara County and is responsible for the search and rescue of lost and injured people in the back country. The team is highly trained in technical rope rescue, swift water, alpine operations, search theory, and tracking. As a member of the Mountain Rescue Association, the team also responds to support search and rescue efforts throughout California and the United States.

Requirements to join

In addition to search and rescue operations, the team also provides community education through its presentations of the “Hug-a-Tree” program for children. The team also supports various civic and non-profit activities such as back country charity events and races.

For more information contact:

Santa Barbara County Search and Rescue, PO Box 6602 Santa Barbara, CA 93160-6602; (805) 967-0253; Email:; Website:

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