Welcome to the website of the Placer County Sheriff's Office Search & Rescue, Mountain Rescue Team, one of several units inside Placer Search & Rescue.. The PCSO SAR Mountain Rescue Team was organized in December of 1997 and formally became an active Search and Rescue team in March of 1998. This highly specialized team was formed in response to an ever growing public interest in "extreme" outdoor sports, coupled with the lack of such a team locally. The Mountain Rescue Team is affiliated with the Mountain Rescue Association, a volunteer organization dedicated to saving lives through rescue and mountain safety education.

The Mountain Rescue Team is a highly trained Search and Rescue unit that specializes in technical rescue in a wilderness environment, under any weather condition, on all types of rugged terrain. It responds to Search and Rescue call-outs from the Placer County Sheriff's Office. The search areas range from urban environments in western Placer County, to the high Sierras in eastern Placer County. The Mountain Rescue Team also supports the Sheriff's Department's Dive Team during swiftwater operations as needed.

The Mountain Rescue Team operates under the Placer County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue, a non-profit organization operated by volunteers. The team is comprised entirely of volunteers and and relies solely on donations and support from the community for its continued operations. Placer County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue is a registered 501(c )(3) Non Profit Public Charity. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation. Your generous contributions go toward items such as equipment maintenance and purchases, training, support and many other items that allow us to be a valuable service to the community.