Team Member Requirements

Search and Rescue is not a hobby. It is a serious commitment to a very busy lifestyle. You need to understand the time commitment and costs involved to make a decision to join. Team members are responsible for their own equipment and transportation to both training and callouts. We train often and travel often.
Operational members must be at least eighteen years of age, have successfully applied to and completed the operational level requirements and are in good standing with the team.
Trainee members must be at least eighteen years of age and are actively working toward meeting the operation or support level requirements and are in good standing with the team.

Certifications Required of All Members
FEMA ICS-200.b
FEMA ICS 700.a
FEMA ICS 800.b
CPR for the Professional Responder
Adult/Child Emergency First Aid
Hazardous Materials Handling
Chain of Custody Procedures
Bloodborne Pathogens
Crime Scene Preservation
Required Annual Federal Background Check Pass

Additional Certifications for Canine Handlers
Canine Advanced Obedience
AKC Canine Good Citizen or Canine Good Citizen Advanced
Current Vaccination Records
Animal Emergency First Aid
National Certification Annually with one of the following:
North American Police Work Dog Association
American Mantrailing, Police, and Work Dog Association
International Police Work Dog Association
National Association of Search and Rescue: Canine

Recommended Additional Certifications
FEMA ICS 701.a
FEMA/SEMA Wide Area Search
ILSARC Ground Search
NASAR Sartech II
Local Sheriff’s Citizen Academy
Participation in local area CERT
AARL license