The Santa Barbara County Search and Rescue Team is an all-volunteer force that conducts operations throughout the more than 2,700 square miles of land in the county, most of it remote. The team is one of the most highly trained in the state. Using a combination fleet of 4-by-4 vehicles, radio communications, rescue devices, teamwork, and plain old gusto, they are the only team of first responders in the county who are able to provide medical help to those injured or stranded in the back country. The team relies completely on the hard work of men and women who are on it, donating their free time to make sure that you can spend more of yours alive.
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