The Tehama County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team consists of 35 active citizen volunteers. The team operates under the direction of the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office and through the designated Search and Rescue Coordinators.
The team has four specialties. Ground Team, Dog Team, Swiftwater Rescue Team and a Dive Team. All members of the team are Ground Team members first, with their specialty second. Swiftwater Rescue, Dive Team, and Dog Team members hold separate certification in their specialty. All members receive on-going training in first aid/CPR, man tracking, technical rope, search management, winter search, and 4-wheel drive operations to name a few.
The Teams meet and train a minimum of once a month. Monthly meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of each month, (with the exception of the month of Dec.) at the Stillwell Training Center located at 2010 Park Ave in Red Bluff across from the soccer fields at 7pm. The Stillwell Training Center was built and funded through donations from the public. Much of the work to build the facility was provided by team members. Meetings are open to the public.
Tehama County Search and Rescue Team is regularly called to assist other search and rescue teams throughout Northern California through the State Office of Emergency Services Mutual Aid Plan. The team responds on an average to 25 call-outs a year.
Tehama County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue members are dedicated to their mission. They are concerned community members who take pride in their team and have a desire to help Tehama County.
The team is always looking for dedicated new members. Information about the team can be obtained by calling the Stillwell Training Center at 530-527-6561 and leaving a message after the tone, or send an Email requesting information to: [email protected] Additional information can be found at the Sheriff’s Main Office on Antelope Blvd, or by calling 530-529-7988.