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The Ventura County Search and Rescue - Upper Ojai Team is an all volunteer organization dedicated to saving lives through search, rescue and mountain safety education. Our members devote thousands of hours yearly to training, educating the public, and search and rescue operations. We provide all our own personal equipment, meals and transportation.


That's where you come in.


We are holding a fundraising event at Boccali's Restaurant in Ojai, Sunday, October 5, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The fundraiser includes dinner and live music, lots of raffle items and a silent auction will be held. We are looking for your support for this valuable volunteer program, and we hope to see you at the event. We would appreciate your silent auction donation by September 15.


The Ventura County - Upper Ojai Search and Rescue Team 501(c)3 number is 77-0295203. Please contact us using the information below regarding your generous donation, ticket purchase, or other information. You can also e-mail us at:


Here is a list of equipment we need, to continue to serve our community:

4 - GPS mics for our HT1250 Radios $(450 each)

4 - Kokatat SAR Gore Tex Dry Suits  ($3,000-3,500)

2 - 10x10 easy-ups for the command post ($450-500)

1 - 4x4 quads with winch ($6,500)

4 - hand held portable radios, Motorola HT1250 (~$800 each)

30 - Brush Jackets for Wildfire residential evacs ($4,000)

30 - Smoke masks (carbon X) ($2,000)


Donations are 100% tax deductible and sincerely appreciated.


You can mail your business/personal check to:

Upper Ojai Search & Rescue

PO BOX 933

Ojai, CA 93023

or e-mail us:


Here are photos of some of the past fundraisers. It's a good time and it's a good cause.


Looking forward to seeing you there and thank you for your supporting the Ventura County - Upper Ojai Search and Rescue Team.


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Site Last modified: March 24, 2012