Welcome to the website of the Placer County Sheriff's Office Search & Rescue, Mountain Rescue Team. The PCSO SAR Mountain Rescue Team was organized in December of 1997 and formally became an active Search and Rescue team in March of 1998. This highly specialized team was formed in response to an ever growing public interest in "extreme" outdoor sports, coupled with the lack of such a team locally. The Mountain Rescue Team is affiliated with the Mountain Rescue Association, a volunteer organization dedicated to saving lives through rescue and mountain safety education.

The Mountain Rescue Team is a highly trained Search and Rescue unit that specializes in technical rescue in a wilderness environment, under any weather condition, on all types of rugged terrain. It responds to Search and Rescue call-outs from the Placer County Sheriff's Office. The search areas range from urban environments in western Placer County, to the high Sierras in eastern Placer County. The Mountain Rescue Team also supports the Sheriff's Department's Dive Team during swiftwater operations.