Carson City Sheriff’s Office Search And Rescue (CCSSAR) is recruiting!
Working directly for Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong, CCSSAR employs Unit and Personally Owned Vehicles in response to missions ranging from wilderness and urban searches, evidence searches, wildfire evacuations, and public relations events. The Unit also supports the CCSO Operations and Detective Divisions, Carson City Fire Department, Carson City Parks, BLM, USFS, and neighboring counties.
The Team is responsible for 153 square miles of varied wilderness and urban terrain stretching from Eldorado Canyon to the shore of Lake Tahoe. Good physical fitness is a must. The training requirements are broad including; GPS, VHF radio, First Aid, FEMA ICS as examples, with a real-world need to maintain the acquired skill sets. Additional training is provided to select personnel for certification as Rope Rescue and Swift Water Rescue Operators. All training and practical requirements can be demanding. In addition to any mission call-outs, members need to be prepared to attend two meetings and a field exercise each month. Training, training, training!
If you have a strong desire to serve the community, including a willingness to leave home in the middle of the night and in the worst weather, are a team player, and are open to learning and perfecting new skills; CCSSAR may be the right fit for you.
Applications will be taken through May 31st, with interviews planned to begin in late May. Applications may be obtained at the Carson City Sheriff’s Office front counter or visit www.carsonsar.com “Join SAR” for a printable copy.
Return completed application to the Carson City Sheriff’s Office front counter, c/o Colleen Schiller, Volunteer Coordinator.