This library contains valuable information on the standards and procedures that establish the minimum qualifications required in order to participate in our organization. Our standards meet the California OES Law Enforcement Branch of Search and Rescue mutual aid guidelines, the Kern County Sheriff's Department, and our own internal standards.  Members need only attain certification in one or more subjects of their interest.  Member certification is required in order to be mobilized on a callout


State of California Mounted Guidelines


State of California Ground Searcher Guidelines

SAR Off Highway (4x4, ATV)

State of California SAR Off Highway Guidelines

Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV Safety) Guidelines:

Mobile Search Techniques:

Ropes/ Technical

State of California Rope/ Technical Guidelines:

Animated knots:

Health and Safety

Giardia Lamblia (Handbook for drinking water in the Sierra Nevada):


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