Madera County looking for Search and Rescue applicants

Madera County Sheriff's OfficeDecember 5, 2013 

Madera County’s nationally recognized Search & Rescue Team is now accepting applications.

Applications can be picked up at either the Sheriff’s main office at 14143 Road 28 in Madera or the Sheriff’s substation in Oakhurst, 48267 Liberty Drive.

Interested candidates are asked to submit their applications no later than December 31st, 2013.

You must be 18 or older to apply. The Madera County Sheriff’s Department provides training. Novice newcomers are more than welcome. Applicants accepted into the program will undergo a 100 hour class and field training course that covers the following: · Incident Command System · SAR Crime Scene Awareness · Land Navigation · Basic Rope Rescue · Helicopter Safety · Radio Communications · Search Technique

Madera County Sheriff’s Search & Rescue Team is trained and certified to carry out the following missions in regards to both rescue and recovery operations:

· 4X4 Team · Dive/Swiftwater Team · Technical Rescue Team · Snowmobile Team · Communication Team · Medical Team · Incident Management Team · OHV Team

Again, if you are interested in becoming a SAR volunteer you are urged to fill out an application and submit it no later than December 31, 2013

Applications can be dropped off at the Sheriff’s main Office, the Department’s Substation in Oakhurst, to the attention of Sgt. Jim Bernardi.

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