Upper Ojai Search & Rescue Team

The Upper Ojai Ventura County Search and Rescue team consists of approximately 36 volunteers skilled in search and rescue operations in mountain, canyon and urban settings. The team volunteers on average a about 3,000 hours per year, on searches, rescues and training.

The Upper Ojai team provides assistance and support to the other county SAR teams and other agencies as requested and approved by the Ventura County Sheriff's department. The Upper Ojai team is capable of responding outside of Ventura County and has assisted is search and rescue operations in the throughout the State of California. Please examine our mission log to see what we've done recently in our community.

Mission Statement:

The Ventura County Sheriff Search and Rescue team, based in Upper Ojai, is a nonprofit, volunteer organization formed in 1951 to provide the Ventura County Sheriff's Department with a group of highly trained rescuers for the Ojai Valley. The Upper Ojai team is uniquely qualified to locate, render aid, and provide expedient services to persons in distress; to minimize loss of life, injury, and property damage; and to provide recovery services as needed ? always with concern for the safety of all parties.


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