Search and Rescue recruiting new members
Outdoor enthusiasts called upon to volunteer
Mesa County Search and Rescue is currently accepting applications for new members.
Anyone interested in joining the team must first go through the interview process and pass a background check.
According to Search & Rescue officials, prospective members should be outdoor enthusiasts with a high-level of physical fitness.
Members should also have the ability and willingness to walk many miles through rugged terrain while carrying a heavy pack.
Recruits are required to take a 10-week training course in February in order to become a new member.
"Prospective members will go out and we'll have an overnight mission where we will do some medical stuff and also maybe find a lost person. The next morning, after it's over, the team members will vote on you and decide if we want you on the team," explained Doug Sieckert, one of the Mesa County Search and Rescue team members.
The Search and Rescue team trains at the Sheriff's office on Thursday nights and every other Saturday.
If you want to join the ground team , you can apply online or pick up an application at the Sheriff's office.
The deadline is January 1st.
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