* NOTICE: This application is for Park County Search and Rescue in COLORADO.
* Park County Search and Rescue is not accepting applications for Field Active Team Members at this time.
* The next opportunity to apply as a prospective field member will be in the spring of 2025 due to our upcoming MRA reaccreditation.
* Park County Search and Rescue is accepting applications for Associate Team Members.
** 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 "Field Active 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 "Associate Member"?
An Associate Member is someone that is available to support the team in various situations and new associate members are accepted at any time throughout the year. Do NOT apply to Associate Member as a "stepping stone" to Field Active Team Member, please apply for Field Active Team Membership if that is your aspiration. Typical roles include: Equipment Manager (FP / Bailey, Communications Manager, Fundraising Manager, Grants Manager, Small engine maintenance & repair, IT assistance, Logistics support during missions, Drone Operators, Liasion to other agencies (if prior skills), Training support, specialty areas including: medical, technical rescue, avalanche & PIO, and others.
PCSAR associate 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 associate 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 associate member.