Applications for the 2024 Academy have opened. Please click here to apply. Applications will close on December 17, 2023.
All applicants will receive an email on December 22 regarding next steps.
Thank you for your interest in joining one of Oregon’s largest, most active SAR units. The Deschutes County Search and Rescue organization operates under the direction of the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office and comprises approximately 120 volunteers who donate their time and energy to participate in missions to rescue those lost or injured in the wilderness.
Search and rescue is a highly demanding volunteer experience, both in terms of training and actual missions. Our volunteers train and participate on teams with expertise in mountain rescue, swift water rescue, backcountry skiing, snowmobile, ATV, tracking, K9 searches, horseback searches, air searches, wilderness medicine, and more.
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