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The Yolo County Search and Rescue Team (Yolo SAR) is an independent, tax-exempt organization that recruits, trains, and deploys search and rescue volunteers.

COVID-19 Notice: UPDATE - Monthly field trainings have resumed.

Yolo SAR is actively recruiting new members and we encourage prospective applicants to submit an application. Monthly meetings will continue to be held online.

Who we are:

Team members are unpaid volunteers that are on-call 24 hours a day and are prepared for urban and wilderness searches in Yolo County. Deployment of volunteers on search and rescue operations is subject to individual member availability.

The team has a Board of Directors and coordinates operations with the Yolo County Sheriff’s Department .


The team receives training in various tactics and methods of search, rescue, human tracking, land navigation, rope rescue, incident command system, search management, first aid, survival, and support functions.

Learn More:

Local residents interested membership may email us at yolosar@yolocounty.org or call the Yolo County Sheriff’s Department liaison, Sgt. Juan Ceja, at (530) 668-5280.