About Us:

The Ground Team conducts searches on foot, and is often the first team called out for a search. In order to be search ready, members must complete over 100 hours of specialized training, including Search and Rescue Fundamentals, First Aid, CPR, Map and Compass, Man Tracking, Rough Terrain Rescue, and Wilderness Survival. In addition, some team members have additional medical training as Emergency Medical Technicians.

Ground Team members may be involved in a variety of searches all over Placer County, from a missing skier in Tahoe to a missing child in Rocklin. The Placer County Sheriff's Office also utilizes the Ground Team for evidence and cadaver searches. In addition, the team often provides support to other Search and Rescue Teams in Placer County, including the Dog Team and the Four Wheel Drive Team. Through mutual aid agreements, the Ground Team sometimes assists other county agencies throughout the state.

It is our goal to be a highly trained and dedicated volunteer group that utilizes nationally recognized standards of search and rescue to assist the Placer County Sheriff's Office in its efforts to save lives and property. We respond to calls for aid in a responsible, respectful, and timely manner so as to maximize our value to our community.


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