Join Our Team

We are so grateful for the outpouring of interest to join our team. Due to the current size of our team and the large number of applicants, we will reopen our interest list and application process at a later date. If you have already submitted an interest form, you will be contacted in the next few weeks with information regarding our recruitment cycle.

 

Our team aims to serve the public by maintaining a professionally trained and available group of approximately 200+ volunteers at all times.

Our team is ready to serve our Southern Nevada community through acting as a force multiplier to our partner agencies by searching urban and wilderness areas for missing loved ones or injured hikers.

Other activities may include cold cases or evidence searches to assist in bringing closure to families who have lost someone.

The Red Rock Standard

Becoming a member of the team is a rewarding process. All applicants begin with an FBI background check for the safety of the team and those in need of rescue. The next step in order to deploy is becoming familiar with FEMA and the Incident Command System (ICS). These online courses (ICS 100, 200) will enable members to attach to other government agencies seamlessly in times of crisis.

At this point, members begin receiving their training and certifications. Red Rock Search and Rescue (RRSAR) trains to the National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR) standards. RRSAR is a national training center and is capable of certifying members in NASAR standards without the need for traveling. Members are required to become certified in CPR/AED/First Aid and Wilderness First Aid.

Command Post Members are required to be licensed by the FCC and receive their Ham Radio License while learning the importance and efficiency of communication.

Our cadre of instructors train members on ropes and knots, map & compass, land navigation, communications, tracking, scene safety, leadership, incident command and missing persons behavior.

Field
Team

SarTech II

These are our “ground pounders” who go into the field to find missing people. This includes additional optional specialty teams such as K9, 4×4, Drone, and Technical Ropes. You must be in good physical condition and comfortable searching mountain, desert, wilderness, and urban terrain in all kinds of weather. You will receive training in all aspects of search and rescue.

Team Member Expectations
  • Contribute a minimum of 60 hours per year, 15 per quarter but expect to spend at least 120 hours in training your first year
  • Pass an FBI Background Check
  • Pay a non-refundable administration fee of $100 due at SAR 101
  • Able to attend all mandatory Orientation, PT, Interview, and SAR 101 dates 
  • Able to spend approximately $500-$1000 your first year on certifications, books, gear, equipment, and fuel to get to searches
  • Complete probationary requirements within 1 year
  • Attend trainings which are taught on evenings and weekends
  • Obtain your SarTech II certification through NASAR (we provide training)
  • Deploy on searches when able

Command
Post

SarTech III

Command post personnel work at the command center of our operation. They handle team communications, mapping, accountability, safety, scribing, and information processing. This position does not require rigorous physical conditioning and is open to nearly anyone that can work well in a fast-paced environment. They can also help with search activities in an urban search.

Team Member Expectations
  • Contribute a minimum of 60 hours per year, 15 per quarter
  • Pass an FBI Background Check
  • Pay a non-refundable administration fee of $100 due at SAR 101
  • Able to attend all mandatory Orientation, Interview, and SAR 101 dates 
  • Able to hear well, write legibly, and work in a high stress environment
  • Able to spend approximately $300-$400 your first year on certifications, books, equipment and fuel
  • Ham radio Technician license
  • Complete your probationary requirements within 1 year
  • Attend trainings which are on evenings and weekends
  • Deploy on Urban searches when able

Resource
Team
Member

Do you have a service you would like to offer the team but do not have the ability to commit to joining us in the field or command roles? We need administrative support, medical team trainers, and other behind the scenes support.

Team Member Expectations
  • $100 and an FBI background check

Recruitment

Red Rock Search and Rescue conducts recruitment cycles as necessary to provide the highest level of services for our community. Our team is currently full and we are not currently recruiting. Please check back later to find out when the next recruitment cycle will begin.