Thank you for your interest. Please come to the next Search and Rescue General Meeting to learn how to be part of our team. We meet on the 3rd Thursday of each month (except in December) at 19:00 (7pm) in our building on 2700 Valley Drive East Helena in the large meeting room. We can connect and get you all the information and requirements at those meetings. We look forward to meeting you and will try and answer any questions you may have at that time. After you have come to your first 3 meetings, meet everyone, and been given an application, the next step is filling it in, having a background check, and an interview.
Please be aware that all search and rescue members serve under the authority of the Sheriff's Office as Auxiliary Deputies and as such must be over 18 years of age, pass a background and reference check, have a valid driver's license, and sign a code of conduct. We do not expect people to come with all current skills and we are more than willing to train and mentor interested people through the necessary search protocol, medical training, and other technical and specialty trainings that are needed. There is a 6 month probationary period. Your advancement and success in Search and Rescue will depend on your attendance, participation, response to mission pages, following safety protocols, and working to keep your certifications, skills, and training up to date. Our members are all volunteers. We depend on each other for safety and support in the field while we work to rescue others and support the Sherriff's Office in various emergency situations as called upon. Please come and join our team. We look forward to meeting you.
More Questions? Contact New Member Coordinator Sammie Robinson at email@example.com