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Douglas County Sheriff's Office seeking Search and Rescue volunteers

The sheriff’s office is looking for motivated individuals willing to give their time to help the community.

Posted: Oct 8, 2018 5:32 PM

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. -- The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is seeking volunteers for its Search and Rescue division.

The sheriff’s office is looking for motivated individuals willing to give their time to help the community.

Volunteers should be capable of physical tasks ranging from wilderness searching to technical rope rescues, willing to help prepare meals for search crews or interested in helping maintain equipment for searchers in the field.

The sheriff’s office provides training at no cost.

Currently, the Search and Rescue unit includes members of the community from age 14 to members who are retired.

There are multiple Search and Rescue disciplines:

• Mountain Rescue: Rope technical and terrain difficulty
• Mounted Searchers: Searchers on horseback
• Dive Team: SCUBA
• Ground SAR: Searchers who search land of all types not technical
• 4x4: Individuals with 4x4 drive capability
• Logistics: Individuals willing to support SAR's missions and operations
• K9 Search Team: Individuals willing to train a dog in various SAR disciplines

For more information about Douglas County Search and Rescue, click here.

An introduction to Search and Rescue meeting and training session will be held Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 6 p.m. at the Douglas County Search and Rescue Building, 2586 NE Diamond Lake Blvd. Building #3 in Roseburg.

If you would like to join, contact the Search and Rescue volunteer coordinator at 541-440-4498 or email jvappleg@co.douglas.or.us.

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