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.

Air Operations

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.

How to Donate

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

Mailing address:

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

If you have any questions please email our President at