Wrightwood/Phelan Search and Rescue is comprised of expert volunteer members who work under authority of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. The Rescue Team has performed search and rescue operations since 1995 without charge to the subject(s).
WPSAR firmly believes that training and education are the keystones in the solution to this issue. We believe that the individual must accept responsibility for his or her actions and that training in proper outdoors skills and for self-rescue might be the quickest and most effective method of resolving most rescue situations.
However, no one should ever be made to feel they must delay in notifying the proper authorities of a search or rescue incident out of fear of possible charges.
WPSAR is proud to be able to provide search and rescue at NO cost and have NO plans to charge in the future.