The Butte County Sheriff’s Office Search & Rescue Unit is looking for more dedicated volunteers who have the time, energy and desire to give back to the community by volunteering in emergency services.  Search & Rescue responds to a wide range of incidents including searches for lost or missing persons, technical rescues, water rescues, mountain/winter rescues, and much more.

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office Search & Rescue Unit is looking for more dedicated volunteers who have the time, energy and desire to give back to the community by volunteering in emergency services.  Search & Rescue responds to a wide range of incidents including searches for lost or missing persons, technical rescues, water rescues, mountain/winter rescues, and much more.

Search & Rescue is an all-volunteer, non-profit, privately funded-through-donations unit of the Butte County Sheriff’s Office.  Search & Rescue volunteers not only spend time attending trainings and responding to emergency calls but also spend time attending public relations events, fund raising, writing grants and providing administration for day to day operations.

Being involved in Search & Rescue is an exciting and rewarding calling.  Not only do the Search & Rescue volunteers feel the excitement and reward of saving lives but the close friendship and camaraderie that develops between everyone in the Unit.

If you are interested in joining the Unit, you must be at least 18 years old, have reliable transportation, and a clean criminal record capable of passing an in-depth law enforcement background check.

If becoming a volunteer Search & Rescue Officer is something that interests you, you can get more information or start the process by attending a Introduction to SAR meeting on Monday, February 2, 2009 at 7pm at Search & Rescue Headquarters in south Chico (2591 Morrow Lane – at the end of Morrow Rd. where it dead-ends near Skyway).