Rescue is an unincorporated community in El Dorado County, California. It is located 3.5 miles (5.6 km) north-northwest of Shingle Springs, Rescue consists of primarily farmland and ranches with a few residential neighborhoods and businesses. Downtown Rescue is quite small, with only a post office, fire station, two churches, and a community center to distinguish it from the rural community that it centers. The zip code is 95672, and Rescue is located in area code 530. Rescue lies at an elevation of 1214 feet (370 m).