Butte County Sheriff’s Search & Rescue is one of the busiest teams in California and commits thousands of hours per year conducting all types of SAR missions within Butte County.  Search & Rescue also responds to other counties and cities upon a mutual aid request for help.

The members of Search & Rescue, who are all volunteers, are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and respond to many types of incidents including searches for lost or missing persons, technical rope rescues including air rescue, swift water and dive rescues, mountain rescues, wildfire and flood evacuations.  These volunteers take time away from home, work, family and friends to respond to these emergencies.

We are expected to solve a wide variety of problems in every imaginable condition of weather and terrain.
 To meet this challenge we depend entirely on contributions, grants, and volunteer effort.

We are a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and your contribution may be tax deductible. Our tax ID number is: 680424791.

If you would like to donate, you may use the donate button above, or you can make your check or money order out to Butte County Sheriff’s Search & Rescue and mail to the address below. Your donation helps cover costs related to required training, operations, and equipment maintenance of our Search and Rescue fleet.

Butte County Sheriff’s Search & Rescue
P.O. Box 542
Chico, CA 95927

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