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Search and Rescue

Baker County Sheriff Search & Rescue is a team of Baker County volunteers all coming together for one goal.

What to do if you are lost:
1) Stop walking!
2) Draw attention to yourself any safe way possible. Yell back if you hear your name called.
3) Keep calm! Pull out your survival gear, build a fire if necessary, and wait. If someone knows you are lost or missing and contacts 911, the Baker County Sheriff Search and Rescue team will do our best to find you, that's why we train so much!

Call Early, Be Safe & Enjoy Baker County

Final Tip:
The Weather:
If you don't like the current weather, wait a few minutes and it will change. This well-known Eastern Oregon phrase is very true of the weather in our area. You can see every type of precipitation any time of the year. The dangers of hypothermia exist even in the summer. Your best preparation is to check the local forecast and bring along clothing layers to protect against rain, wind and cold as well as a hat and gloves suitable for any season.
"Always Ready To Respond!"

Baker County Sheriff Search and Rescue is made up of trained volunteers who donate their time and personal equipment, on missions and training. We also provide mutual aid to neighboring counties and unified searches when working near county lines.

The team has a wide range of abilities. We also have Rope Rescue Technicians with the equipment, knowledge & experience to help when things go wrong. We are called to locate lost hunters, hikers, campers, woodcutters, lost children and/or downed aircraft and more. We are also called to responses on water or land and assist the sheriff in any way called upon.We have Ground Searchers, Trackers, Horseback teams, Four-Wheelers, SCUBA Divers with 2-way underwater communications. We have members who use their personal vehicles and equipment to help during a search. We have a SAR assigned Pickup pictured below, and several Equipment Trailers. The trailers contain ropes, climbing equipment, stokes basket, one-wheel mule, life jackets, portable propane heater, first aid supplies and a AED (automatic external defibrillator). We have added a Snowbulance and an Orion Rescue trailer with both wheels and Skis for responses in all types of weather.

Response Statistics: In an Average Year we Respond to about 10-12 Missions, we travel over 10,000 Miles on missions by Air, ATV, 4-wheel drive trucks, snowmobiles, boats and also 2 wheeled vehicles. We attend 12-15 trainings a year. We participate in about 8 public events a year such as: parades and prevention programs like the Hug A Tree and Survive Program. Our team volunteers over 2,000 Hours each year. Searches for lost persons or Rescue responses in Baker County have included both males and females from 5 to 90 years of age.

Would you like to help Baker County Sheriff's Search and Rescue Team?

Individuals interested in becoming a rescue team member must complete an application available at the Baker County Sheriff's Office.

Get involved today! Application Form

People who would like to make a donation to our team please contact the Baker County Sheriff's Office. Service groups who would like to sponsor or donate equipment, even sponsor continued training classes please call the Baker County Sheriff's Office or contact a Search and Rescue team member. We Train to make our missions as successful as the situation dictates.
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