We appreciate your interest in joining Rescue 101 Search and Rescue. We are a all volunteer origination and do not have any paid staff. All of our members are required to have a background check conducted by Sheriff's Office where they reside. Yes, Ventures too! Previous search and rescue or emergency services experience is not required, but new members are expected to have basic camping, hiking, survival and other outdoor skills. All members must provide their own outdoor clothing and personal equipment. Prospective members must live within the state of Ohio.
There are minimum attendance requirements for members for both trainings and missions. Failure to meet minimum attendance may result in loss of field status and possible dismissal from the team. Rescue 101 Search and Rescue provides emergency services for the citizens of Ohio, so members are expected to respond to callouts when available.
Perform specialized functions according to training/ability. These may include but not limited to: advanced medical treatment, radio communications, search dog operations, traffic control, tracking, sign cutting, rock climbing, flood stage monitoring, severe weather spotting & reporting.
Prospective members should also understand that they must supply their own personal gear (backpack, clothing, food, climbing equipment, helmets, etc.). The cost of required personal gear can range from $200 to $1,500 depending on your taste in gear.
Applications for new members are accepted year-round by contacting us and requesting an application form be emailed to you or clicking the link below and downloading one . After review of the application, applicants may be invited to an intake interview. The interview is followed by a recruitment hike to assess the ability to function as a SAR provider and short instructional periods on various topics to assess the ability to learn new related SAR skills and perform in a team setting. Selected applicants are then offered conditional membership as Members in Training (MITs) and are required to complete Ground Search and Rescue courses and attend regular training before they are considered for Active Member status.
Keep in mind if your application is accepted, you will need to pass a Sheriff's Office background check. To pass the background check, you must not:
Support Staff - Positions Open
SAR Tech III - Positions Open
SAR Tech II - Positions Open
SAR Tech I - Positions Open
Search Manager - 2 Openings
If you are interested in filling one of these positions on the team and would like more information, please complete the form to the bellow and a member will get back with you within 72 hours.
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