Butte County Sheriff's Search & Rescue

So that others may live.

About Us

The Butte County Search and Rescue Team is an all-volunteer, non-profit, non-tax-supported auxiliary team of the Butte County Sheriff’s Office. Our primary purpose is to provide skilled search and technical rescue services to the residents and visitors of Butte County, California.

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How to Join

Our membership academy is held twice a year, typically in the spring and fall. The academy is 60 hours, with a combination of evening and weekend sessions. Prospective members must attend 2 general meetings, complete the initial membership “A” packet, pass an oral interview, and complete the physical fitness evaluation before being eligible for the academy. Details on the Academy and membership process can be found here: Academy

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