San Mateo County Search and Rescue

San Mateo County Search and Rescue (SMCSAR) is a professional volunteer force of the San Mateo County Sheriff's Emergency Services Bureau.

Search and Rescue personnel are trained in medical and wilderness search and rescue techniques, and are on call 24/7 for wilderness and urban searches for lost or missing persons, evidence searches, special events and medical details. 

Our team is comprised of Search Managers, Ground Searchers and K-9 teams. We respond to incidents within San Mateo County and mutual aid requests throughout Northern California.

2016 Application period has closed.  Please check back in 
Oct 2016 for information regarding our 2017 academy.