SAREX is the annual California Search and Rescue Exercise sponsored by the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (CalOES), in cooperation with a host agency.  It is the weekend after Labor Day, and rotates annually throughout California county venues.  SAREX 2017 is September 8th-10th and is being sponsored by the Merced County Sheriff's Search and Rescue Team.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where do I mail checks for payment to SAREX 2017?
    • Please click HERE for payment address information.
  • Will there be a keynote speaker?
  • What services are available to RV Campers?
    • A limited number of RV camp sites are available.  They will be assigned in the order of confirmed paid registrations.  There will be power and water located at these sites.  A central dump station is available.
  • Will there be showers located on-site?
    • Yes, limited showers on-site.  There are also showers located at the T/A Truck Stop located at 12310 South Highway 33, Santa Nella, CA 95322.
  • Where can I get more information on the park?
  • What are the registration fees?
    • Please click on the REGISTER tab to view rates.
  • When does the Early Registration pricing end?
    • Early Registration ends August 1, 2017.  
    • Payment by check needs to be post marked on or August 1, 2017 to receive Early Registration Pricing.  All checks after August 1, 2017 will need to reflect the Late Registration pricing.
  • Will checks be accepted at the registration booth at SAREX 2017?
    • Yes, checks will be accepted at Registration at the Late Registration pricing. 
  • Is there a menu?
    • Check back here for menu plan.
  • Are there other places to stay?
    • Check back here for a list of motels.
  • What is a Disaster Service Worker (DSW)?
    • Full details of a DSW can be found here.