Requirements & Expectations
All of our members are required to follow our application procedure outlined above.
Beyond that, all of our Ground SAR members are required to go through the KCSAR Academy in order to be deployed into the field. The Academy is a weekly classroom training program to get a base level of knowledge in Search & Rescue skills before being deployed into the field. The classroom training is supplemented with periodic outdoor trainings to put the classroom skills to the test in a practical setting. Once completing the Academy, a classroom and field test are conducted to test your knowledge. If both are passed, you are field ready and able to be deployed in a real seach setting!
If you are interested in joining one of our specialty teams (Ropes, Whitewater, or K9) you must also complete the Ground SAR Academy as a prerequisite.