About the Teams

There are three Alpine Mountain Search & Rescue Teams in Ventura County, East Valley Team, Ojai Team, and the Fillmore Team. These teams are comprised of highly skilled volunteers who are available to respond to wilderness emergencies in Ventura County. These volunteers receive special training in the areas of search management, emergency medical care, rock climbing, wilderness survival, victim evacuation techniques, radio communications, and helicopter procedures.

Along with the three Alpine Teams, Ventura County also include a Dive Team, K9 Team, and Medical Team

Interested In Joining?

Each team has their own specific membership requirements. Contact the individual teams for their current requirements and application process.

East Valley Search and Rescue Team

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Ventura County Search and Rescue East Valley Team is comprised of highly dedicated and skilled volunteers who are able to respond to wilderness emergencies in Ventura County. East Valley Team members are extensively trained in search techniques, technical rope rescue, tracking, swiftwater rescue, communications, winter operations, urban search and rescue, and search management. 

VCSAR Dive Team

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The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Underwater Search and Rescue Team is seeking qualified divers who are skilled and reliable and willing to volunteer their time, resources, and efforts in a commitment to their community. In order to be eligible for team membership, candidates must demonstrate mastery of advanced diving skill by successfully completing the training program. 

Search and Rescue Medical Team

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Started in 1976, the Medical Team (Rescue 60) is comprised of Paramedics, Nurses and Doctors who volunteer their time 365 days a year. The unit provides Advanced Life Support (ALS) capabilities to supplement our Aviation Unit fleet of rescue helicopters. The team currently has a membership of twenty five medical professionals.

K9 Search and Rescue

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Through the use of highly trained and tested K-9 teams we are able to assist local, state and federal agencies. Handlers dedicate considerable effort and their own funds to attend professional training workshops throughout California and the United States. All Ventura County K-9 unit members are volunteers and are not compensated for their work.