Join the Team!

We are currently not accepting new applications to join the team. We truly appreciate the incredible response from the community in the last year. If you would like to be notified when we open up for applications again please email us at Thank you!

From a Rescued Hiker

"To think that so many people put their lives at risk and their own personal safety is truly amazing. All of you that do this work. You are the heroes of this country.

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Please donate now to support your local Search & Rescue organization. Your donations allow us to continue to have the training and equipment to respond when called upon.

Our Mission

Santa Barbara County Search & Rescue is dedicated to providing professional Search & Rescue capabilities to the Sheriff's Office and the citizens of Santa Barbara County. Our goal is to locate, access, render aid and provide quality, expedient services to persons in distress and to minimize injury and loss of life.

In an emergency call 911.

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