* NOTICE: This application is for Park County Search and Rescue in COLORADO.

* Park County Search and Rescue is currently accepting applications for the Winter 2022 class. All training classes will be held on Sundays from 08:00 - 17:00, although we may not go until 17:00 every class. Class dates are: 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16 & 10/23. There will also be a mandatory overnight mock mission. Do not apply if you cannot fully commit to 100% of those dates.

* Applications are accepted through July 31st. The Prospective Member Managers will review applicants during the month of August. Applicants should not expect to receive communication from PCSAR until late August / early September. Understand that this is a competitive application process and not all who apply will be invited to attend the Prospective Member course.

** There are 3 parts to the application: Personal Resume, Release and waiver of liability and Emergency Notification Request. All 3 forms must be filled out.


What is a "Team Member"?

Our membership consists of persons trained in technical rope rescue techniques, emergency medical skills, as well as technical search and rescue skills.

PCSAR members give freely of their own time and money in order to acquire the life-saving skills and knowledge required to provide safe and successful search and rescue operations.

There are many different roles and levels of support - you don't have to be a world-class climber to provide an indispensable service to the search and rescue community. General outdoor skills & experience are mandatory for an applicant. Prospective Member training builds on your existing outdoor experience to teach search and rescue skills. If you are interested in becoming a member of PCSAR you will need to complete a resume, waiver, and submit information for a background check. Applicants must hold a valid, Colorado driver's license. The PCSAR Interview Team will review your resume and if your background check clears with the Park County Sheriff you may be invited to join our team as a prospective member. Prospective Members will complete the PCSAR Prospective Member course & safety initiatives to rank up to a Field Active Team Member ready to respond to missions.

What is an "Affiliate Member"?

An Affiliate Member is someone that is available to support the team in various situations and new affiliate members are accepted at any time throughout the year.

There are many different roles in which an affiliate member may support PCSAR. Some situations may involve assisting with communications, performing scribe duties, parking trailers and vehicles after a long mission, cooking, picking up and delivering food or supplies, assisting with cleaning, assisting with winter/summer equipment change over and other various responsibilities.

PCSAR affiliate members give freely of their own time in order to assist team members in providing safe and successful search and rescue operations, training and other events.

If you are interested in becoming an affiliate member of PCSAR you will need to complete a resume, waiver, and submit information for a background check. The PCSAR Interview Team will review your resume and if your background check clears with the Park County Sheriff you will be invited to join our team as an affiliate member.