The Communications Team, consisting of about 20 volunteers with a variety of technical backgrounds is responsible for the management of search communications and technology. Formed in the early 1960's, they maintain and operate the Sheriff's Communications Truck which is often used as a search command post in the field. They communicate with SAR personnel in the field as well as Sheriff's Dispatch and Allied Agencies. They are responsible for all SAR communications equipment including hand-held radios, GPS receivers, computers and the Topo Mapping System. They maintain and operate an extensive system of Amateur Radio Repeaters which are used to supplement SAR frequencies and to coordinate search resources en-route to the search area.
Prospective members are invited to attend our Team meetings which are held the 3rd Monday of each month, except December at the SAR Building in Auburn. For additional information, please contact the Placer County Search and Rescue office at 530.889.7846