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Mission Statement:
To aid the lost, injured, and imperiled


As a volunteer-run organization, the Calaveras County Search and Rescue (CCSAR) team is always recruiting for new members! We have a need for a variety of skillsets, as long as you are committed to the mission of the CCSAR team. 


We are funded by you, our community, and by grants awarded to first responder organizations. CCSAR is a non-profit, 501(c)3 California Corporation staffed entirely by local volunteers. We are currently fundraising to replace aging equipment. Click below to learn more and find out how easy it is to help support CCSAR!


The Search and Rescue (SAR) Team has officially and unofficially existed in Calaveras County for more than fifty years. Since 1981, CCSAR has served under the direction of the Calaveras County Sheriff's Office. The Team provides emergency response to persons injured or lost in wilderness areas of Calaveras County and provides mutual aid SAR assets to the other fifty-seven counties in California on direction of the California Office of Emergency Services (OES). During civil emergencies, CCSAR assists the Calaveras Sheriff’s Office with evacuations or other duties as assigned.

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