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Deschutes County Sheriff's Search and Rescue (SAR, Inc.)


Search and Rescue In Deschutes County, search and rescue volunteers respond to a wide variety of backcountry emergencies, including searches for lost individuals, technical mountain and swiftwater rescues, responses to winter medical emergencies, and wildfire evacuations. Not only do our volunteers contribute their time and energy (16,600 volunteer hours collectively last year on 141 missions), they must also provide their own equipment at an average personal investment of about $1500 to $2000 each. The Sheriff's Department generously provides vehicles, the building SAR uses, and funding for a portion of operating expenses. However, specialized training and some critical pieces of group equipment are not covered by the Sheriff's budget and are out of the financial reach of our members. Funds raised help support these needs, enabling SAR to maintain and improve the emergency services provided to the citizens of a rapidly growing community and many visitors.

"Always Ready So Others May Live"

Deschutes County Sheriff's Search and Rescue searches 24/7 year around. Unlike many teams, DCSSAR believes in night searching and often conducts searches at night.

SAR Resources

Items That DCSSAR Needs
SAR FAQ's
DCSSAR Resources
Mission/Volunteer Stats
Official SAR Request
Their team is mission ready, physically qualified and any team members put into the field for any mission are trained in appropriate skills sets including back country search and rescue, survival, navigation, all-weather, etc.

Each year Deschutes County Sheriff's Search and Rescue is one of the busiest SAR units in the State of Oregon.

DCCSAR's experience has been gained in the varied terrain of Central Oregon which includes lakes, rivers, mountains, rock climbing areas, high desert, OHV areas, wilderness, forests, etc.

More Info about Deschutes County Sheriff's Search and Rescue (DCSSAR)

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