Plumas County Search and Rescue, a non- profit corporation, was formed in 1976 to aid the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office in assisting lost, stranded or injured persons. The team is quite diverse and responds to all searches within Plumas County and many types of rescues, which include swiftwater, underwater, technical and vehicle accidents.
The team meets the last Saturday of every month and conducts a training exercise. This training varies each month and covers lost person incidents, map and compass, technical rescue, water rescues, OHV operation, SCUBA and other areas throughout the year. The team is all volunteer with a deputy as coordinator. Responses average between 40-45 calls per year. The yearly saving the Sheriff’s Office realizes because of this volunteer effort ranges from $50,000 to $80,000.
Plumas County Search and Rescue accepts applications for membership on an on-going basis. These applications can be requested by contacting the Sheriff’s Office in person or by phone.