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Life at Search & Rescue


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Training Program


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Recruitment Process


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About Us


Find out who we are and what we do.


Welcome To Huntington Beach Search & Rescue


Huntington Beach Search and Rescue Explorer Post #563 is chartered by the Orange County Council of the Boy Scouts of America / Learning for Life and sponsored by the Huntington Beach Police and Fire Departments. It is a co-ed youth program designed to expose high school and college age men and women to careers in the emergency services field. It is open to ages 15 to 18 for new members, with a maximum age of 19 for participation.

Explorer Post # 563 was founded in 1962 as a Law Enforcement Explorer Post. Over the years it has developed into one of the premier Explorer Posts in Orange County. In 1982 the post took on a new challenge by expanding its focus to include firefighting exploring and becoming part of the Search and Rescue Explorer Program.

Recruitment Information

Recruitment Poster ** UPDATED DATES ** We are now accepting applications for our September 2014 academy! Get started by clicking here to visit our recruitment page and become a Huntington Beach Search & Rescue member!

Presynct Paperless Workflow

Presynct Logo Thanks to a generous donation from Presynct, an automated paperless documentation and workflow company, our members can now create reports online!
Members, click here to access the system.

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