The Emergency Operations Division (EOD) is comprised of the Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team (SERT) and the Sheriff’s Aviation Unit. EOD provides operational, logistical and emergency support services during routine, extraordinary or catastrophic incidents. EOD supports public safety agencies within Riverside County and neighboring counties through the California Office of Emergency Services.
The Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team’s:
Unmanned Aerial Systems Team
Mounted Enforcement Detail
Volunteer Search and Rescue Teams
The Sheriff’s Aviation Unit operates the following aircraft:
2 – Airbus H125 helicopters
3 – Airbus AS350 B3 helicopters
1 – Airbus H145 helicopter
1 – Cessna 182 fixed wing airplane
The Airbus H125s and AS350 B3 helicopters are primarily operated in support of patrol operations. The Airbus H145 is a twin turbine helicopter primarily operated in support of search and rescue operations with emergency medical technicians assigned to the crew.