SEARCH AND RESCUE RECRUITMENT

Written by The Bee

May 14, 2020

SEARCH AND RESCUE RECRUITMENT When plans do not necessarily go as expected in the wilderness, our search and rescue teams are often called to help those in need. An injured hunter, a lost hiker, a missing child, a stranded backcountry motorists, or overdue campers – these are some of the calls for help our teams encounter throughout the year. Our search and rescue team forms the backbone of many rescues in Mohave County. Becoming a search and rescue volunteer can add new meaning and purpose to your favorite outdoor activities.

The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Units throughout the county are recruiting volunteers for search and rescue. We are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to be available to respond to a variety of missions – such as locating those who are lost, rescuing those who may have become injured, technical rescues and recoveries, evidentiary searches, and community outreach programs.

All volunteers with Search and Rescue need to be associated with one of our four regional Units (Bullhead City, Kingman, Lake Havasu City or the Arizona Strip). Each of the Units have a process to join and begin with attending their monthly meetings. Each searcher has a set of required training that must be completed within the first year during a probationary period. Additional training opportunities are available throughout the year that includes the art of tracking; search tactics, land navigation, technical rope rescues, swift water rescues, wilderness survival, and helicopter operations.

For those interested in learning more about the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Units or would like to download an application to apply, please visit our website at: http://www.mohavesearch.com/.

If you are interested in attending one of our next meetings, our schedule is below.
–Bullhead City SAR Unit Tuesday, June 2nd – 6:30pm (First Tuesday of the month, meets at Bullhead City PD Training Room) 1255 Marina Blvd, Bullhead City, AZ
–Lake Havasu City SAR Unit Wednesday, June 3rd – 6:30pm (First Wednesday of the month, meets at Lake Havasu Fire Station 2) 2065 N Kiowa Blvd, Lake Havasu –Kingman SAR Unit Thursday, June 4th – 6:30pm (First Thursday of the month, meets at the Sheriff’s Office Training room in Kingman) 600 W Beale Street, Kingman –Arizona Strip Unit Monday, June 15th – 7pm (Third Monday of the month) Location varies –
Contact the Sheriff’s Office for more information at (928) 753-0753 x422

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