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Long Beach Search & Rescue


The program provides young adults with an opportunity to serve the public during emergency situations while encouraging them to explore career possibilities in the law enforcement, fire protection and emergency medical services fields. Long Beach Search & Rescue is an award-winning Learning for Life Explorer Post co-sponsored by the Long Beach Police Motor Patrol and Long Beach Firefighter's Associations.


Search & Rescue applicants must: 

  • Be between the ages of 15 and 18 years of age 
  • Not have a serious police record Maintain at least a "C" grade point average in school 
  • Be in good physical condition Be willing to devote their time to serve the community 
  • Successfully complete an oral interview, physical ability test and 15-week recruit academy

Activities will include: 

  • Missing person/evidence searches 
  • Support at major fires, SWAT Team support, Aircraft accidents 
  • Hazardous materials spill 
  • Support during major wind/rain storms 
  • Mass casualty incidents 
  • Earthquake response 
  • Neighborhood evacuations 
  • Sobriety checkpoints
  • First aid teams at community events

Training Opportunities - members meet weekly to train in: 

  • Ride-alongs with our Police and Fire Departments 
  • Rescue team organization 
  • Vehicle extrication 
  • Rappeling ropes and knots 
  • Traffic and crowd control 
  • Fire suppression First aid and CPR 
  • Emergency rescue and transfer
  • Search patterns and Firearms familiarization

For more information, call (562)244-9985, Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm.