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..