Search and Rescue (SAR)





Solano County
Search and Rescue Team

The Solano County Search and Rescue Team (SAR) is comprised of highly motivated volunteers dedicated to providing assistance to the citizens of Solano and other counties via the California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) Mutual Aid agreements. SAR operates under the direction and control of the Solano County Sheriff's Office / Office of Emergency Services. The members are volunteers with expertise in a variety of disciplines to provide the Sheriff’s Office with support in search and rescue, disaster response, evidence searches, crowd management, law enforcement support and other activities that supplement the resources of the Office. Our management, ground search teams and Off-Highway Vehicle Units, respond for emergency calls 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, rain or shine.

What we do:

The SAR Team, when not training, is working missions such as searching for missing people, evidence searching, disaster assistance (floods, earthquakes, fires, etc.), and public education like Hug-A-Tree and The Explorer Scouts Venturing Program. Some of our past missions have been The Miller Canyon Fire, Rio Vista Flood, Solano County Fair, 4th of July Fire Watch, Solano County SWAT Competition, nearly a dozen searches for missing persons each year, and other activities in and out of Solano County. We enjoy providing an essential community service. Our trainings challenge  our members, providing personal development and skills enhancement. We train newcomers to become Disaster Service Workers, how to use a Map and Compass, survival techniques, SAR techniques and  equipment, communications, man tracking, search dog basics for flankers, basic aircraft operations, and more. Training continues through out the year.

How you can join us:

To become a part of The Solano County SAR Team, you should be a resident of Solano County or be able to provide unique qualified resources (ie. canine, aircraft, or technical abilities). Be 18 years of age with a High School Diploma. If you are between 14 - 17 please see our Explorer SAR program. You must pass a fingerprint and background check. This undertaking can be very rewarding, as well as demanding, but you will discover qualities within yourself you never dreamed you had. You’ll make new friends who share your commitment to caring. The support you bring to this organization will reinforce the Search and Rescue motto, “So that others may live.”

How to Apply

For more information contact:

The Solano Co. Office of Emergency Services
530 Clay Street
Fairfield, CA 94533
(707) 784-1600
(707) 421-6383 FAX
OES@SolanoCounty.com

Fri., April 18, 2014
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