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The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office is the proud host to this year’s SAREX
2016 training exercise at Hume Lake Christian Camp, in partnership with Cal-OES and our allied 
agency first responders in the central valley. SAREX will be held Friday September 9th through 11th, 2016.

The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team was formed in 1963 to locate and rescue injured or lost subjects in the 2,000 square mile Sierra Nevada wilderness that covers the eastern one-third of Fresno County. Our county is full of recreational opportunities for snow sports, hiking, fishing, camping or just enjoying nature’s beauty. Some of the better known sites include China Peak, Huntington Lake, and Cedar Grove. Our SAR team includes sworn and volunteer personnel in many disciplines e.g. jeeps, horses, mountaineering, snowmobiles, airplanes, K-9, and dive teams.


Our host site this year for SAREX is Hume Lake Christian Camp, located just South of Highway 180 about 1½ hours drive east of downtown Fresno. The site is perfect for both training and recreation for attendees with hiking trails, camping facilities, and water recreation opportunities.


We look forward to meeting all of you at the exercise which brings together local, state, and federal SAR professionals from throughout California.

Best wishes to all of you for a successful training weekend!

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