Applications are now being accepted for the January 2019 SAR Academy.

Ventura County Search and Rescue East Valley Team 3 (VCSAR 3) is comprised of highly dedicated and skilled volunteers who are able to respond to wilderness emergencies in Ventura County. VCSAR 3 team members are extensively trained in search techniques, technical rope rescue, tracking, swiftwater rescue, communications, winter operations, urban search and rescue, and search management. For over 25 years, VCSAR Team 3 has participated in wilderness and urban search and rescue operations under the direction of the Ventura County Sheriff's Department. The VCSAR 3 team has met the rigorous requirements of the Mountain Rescue Association (MRA) since 1989 and is a member of the California Region of the MRA. The VCSAR 3 team's response area includes the Ventura County portion of the Santa Monica Mountains and the Santa Susanna Mountains. The VCSAR 3 team assists the other search and rescue teams in Ventura County: Fillmore, Upper Ojai, Dive, Canine, Posse, and Medical. The VCSAR 3 team is capable of responding outside of Ventura County and has assisted is search and rescue operations in the Sierras and throughout the State of California.



Latest News

Latest news about the team

October 2010 - Two Members Receive Service Awards

Two members receive their service awards from Sheriff Geoff Dean at the Ventura County Search and Rescue annual All Team training.

June 2011 - Three Members Attend MRA Spring Conference in Eagle, CO

Antonio Arizo, Rob Hitchcock, and Kate Marley attended the 2011 MRA National Spring Conference held in Eagle, CO, in June 2011. The three day conference provided an opportunity for the team members to interact with rescuers from throughout the country in technical rescue scenarios and search operations that concentrated on the incident command system. The members were exposed to different rescue techniques and utilize alternative rescue tools. The information obtained at the conference is brought back to the team.