Welcome to El Dorado County Search and Rescue – Lake Tahoe Unit
We are an all-volunteer organization dedicated to preparing for and executing search and rescue missions on the Eastern Slope of El Dorado County, including Wilderness areas of Desolation and El Dorado National Forest. Search and Rescue missions can be anything from lost, disorientated or injured and ill recreationist in a backcountry setting.
Our team of 30-40 members is led by a cadre of sworn Sheriff’s deputies. On average we conduct about 80 real-world missions per year
In addition to basic Search and Rescue teams, we field Nordic, Snowmobile/OHV, Technical Rescue, Swift Water, K-9 and Incident Command specialty teams.
Upcoming Weather for Lake Tahoe Area: NWS Lake Tahoe Web Page
National Weather Service Reno.