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Life at Search & Rescue


Aerial view of daily inspection at Search and Rescue headquarters.

Training Program


Get exposure to endless possibilities and rewarding skills!

Recruitment Process


Show us you have what it takes to be a Search & Rescue explorer!

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.

Use SAR Members For Your Next Event!

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Interested in having Huntington Beach Search & Rescue members assist you with your upcoming community event? Simply click on the red service request button to download our "Request For Service" Form!

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