By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):
Source: Victor Valley Search And Rescue (Information):
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San Bernardino County, California: The Victor Valley Search And Rescue is seeking new volunteers to join their caring, hard working and dedicated search and rescue team.
As the largest county within the United States, San Bernardino County spans 20,105 square miles encompassing vast deserts, mountain ranges, urban cities, many lakes and the Colorado River, and people from across the world can be found throughout the year hiking, rock climbing, water sports and snow skiing.
The search and rescue volunteers save many lives each year during their search and rescue missions in every type of environment.
The primary mission as search and rescue volunteers is to search for and rescue persons on behalf of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department as well as evidence searches and assignments at the direction of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.
All persons applying for the position of a search and rescue citizen volunteer must complete the Department application process. In addition, they must meet the following entry level requirements:
- No felony convictions
- No pending misdemeanor of felony court cases
- In compliance with the Department tattoo policy
- Eighteen + years of age
- Legal resident of the United States
- Possess a high school diploma or GED
- Possess a valid driver’s license
Membership in good standing requires the following be maintained:
- Attend a minimum of 60% of the annual unit monthly meetings and trainings
- Respond to a minimum of 20% of the annual search and rescue callouts
- Annually demonstrate and pass a S&R skills proficiency practical test
- Maintain required uniforms and equipment (24-Hour Pack)
- Maintain driver’s license and insurance
- Track and submit personal monthly statistics
For more information or to become a search and rescue volunteer can be found at the following websites:
- Victor Valley Search And Rescue (Website):
- Victor Valley Search And Rescue (Facebook):
- San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Search And Rescue (Website):
- San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Search And Rescue (Application):
ZachNews and our community thank all of the caring, hard working and dedicated search and rescue volunteers who go out into the unknown to search for the missing and save lives.