Founded in 1962, SBCSAR responds to emergency searches and rescues throughout Santa Barbara County. As a member of the elite Mountain Rescue Association, SBCSAR also responds to mutual aid calls throughout California and the Western United States. The team responds to an average of 120-145 calls per year, making it one of the busiest teams in California. The all-volunteer team is comprised of about 40 members and is highly trained in technical rope rescue, swiftwater, alpine operations, search theory, tracking, aviation rescue, search dog deployment, and emergency medicine.
COMMUNITY AWARENESS EVENT — SANTA BARBARA
Kiwanis Meadow @ Tuckers Grove Park
Cathedral Oaks Road & Turnpike Roads, Santa Barbara, CA
SATURDAY, MAY 19, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 pm.
Family-friendly activities and games, including a meet-and-greet with search dog Kody; technical rope systems and tracking demonstrations; and hands-only CPR lessons from the American Heart Association.
RED CARPET RAFFLE
The Savoy: 409 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
SATURDAY, MAY 19, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
$4,000 in raffle prizes have been generously donated from local merchants including Santa Barbara Skydive, Patagonia, Eagle Paragliding, Daniel Gehrs Winery, Surf With Vanessa, Channel Island Outfitters, The Palace Grill, Opal Restaurant, and more. Raffle tickets will be drawn by KEYT’s John Palminteri, and a DJ set will be provided by 103.3 The Vibe’s DJ Spencer. Tickets: $3 for 1 ticket, $5 for 2 tickets, $10 for 4 tickets.
COMMUNITY AWARENESS EVENT — SANTA YNEZ VALLEY
Montanaro Farm: 2531 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos, CA
SUNDAY, MAY 20, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Family-friendly activities and games, including a photo and news montage of team activities over the past 50 years; a walk-through of search and rescue off road vehicles and helicopter; a meet-and-greet with search dog Kody; technical rope systems and tracking demonstrations; a tri tip BBQ provided by the Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Team; mingling with actors Bo Derek and John Corbett; and hands-only CPR lessons from the American Heart Association.