Antelope Valley Search and Rescue
The Antelope Valley Search and Rescue Team is a non-profit, volunteer organization affiliated
with the Los
Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The men and
women of the team are trained and ready to respond to virtually any wilderness emergency
24-hours a day. The team is always on stand-by and is notified via pagers when the need arises.
Whether the call be for a lost or injured hiker, skier, or rock climber, the AV Search and
Rescue Team is always ready to respond. The majority of our rescues are performed in the
county of Los Angeles and the
Angeles National Forest.
There are 8 S&R teams in LA County, we pool our resources in the event of large
operations to provide the most value to our communities.
See a map of the
Angeles National Forest
area patrolled by the AV Search and Rescue Team.
The team is comprised of level I and level II Reserve Deputies, Civilian Volunteer Specialists
(CVS) and only 3 paid employees of the Sheriff's Department. Our team members come from all walks
of life, from business owners to space craft engineers and teachers. While each team member may
have a different full-time occupation, we all get great satisfaction when our team participates
in the successful location and rescue of someone in need.
If you are interested in becoming a Search and Rescue Reserve Deputy Sheriff or would like further information,
AV SAR Presentation
AV SAR Photo Gallery
The AV Search and Rescue Team covers the Antelope Valley and surrounding areas including:
City of Palmdale
City of Lancaster
City of Littlerock
City of Wrightwood
Mountain High Ski Resort
Lake Los Angeles
Click here to make a
donation to the
Antelope Valley Search and Rescue Team.
AV SAR Contact Information
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
AV SAR Team Access