Joining Teton County Search and Rescue
Operational members are the core of TCSAR. These are the first people called on for a rescue incident. All operational members are trained in various types of technical rescues. New operational members are recruited on an as-needed basis. The period between recruitment calls is about 2-3 years. Applicants submit résumés of outdoor, medical, rescue, and other pertinent experience. The applications are screened and a short list is created for personal interviews. Based on applications and interviews, a group of provisional members is selected.
Provisional members attend both special introductory training and regular operational training. They are considered as Associates during incidents. After a one year period, each provisional member`s suitability for the team is evaluated and the new operational members are selected.