San Bernardino is the largest county within the United States. The county spans 20,105 square miles encompassing vast deserts, mountain ranges, urban cities, many lakes and the Colorado River. People from across the world can be found throughout the year hiking, rock climbing, water sports and snow skiing. Our volunteers save many lives each year during their search and rescue missions in every type of environment.
The primary mission of search and rescue volunteers is to search for and rescue persons on behalf of the Sheriff of San Bernardino County. Additional missions may include evidence searches and assignments at the direction of the Department.