About Cal-ESAR

California Explorer Search and Rescue (Cal-ESAR) is a volunteer search and rescue team based in the San Francisco Bay Area that responds to searches and other emergencies throughout the State of California. Cal-ESAR is a resource of the Governor's Office of Emergency Service -- for more information on Cal-OES and its role in law enforcement, search and rescue and fire response click on the logo below. 

We operate as a non-profit organization open to motivated adults and youth (in High School and older).

 Additional information on the unit, our history, our mission, and a description of our training schedule is available via the menu to the left. Directions and maps to our meetings are available by clicking on the calendar event below.


Cal-ESAR Calendar of Events


For more information on training see our training webpage or contact us at: training@cal-esar.org

See you at training!


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Yosemite National Park, one of our many search areas.