Ravalli County Search & Rescue

Membership Application Instructions

Ravalli County Search and Rescue on-boards new members twice a year, in January and June. This will help us make sure new applicants can get orientation and the required training in a timely and organized fashion. People are encouraged to fill out and submit an application any time.

Applications must be submitted in person at a general membership meeting no later than the month prior to the next interview/onboarding process. 

Membership is limited to 30 active members. If we are at our membership limit you will be notified that your application will be put on a waiting list.

The application will be submitted to the Ravalli County Sheriff's office for a background check. Once the background check is cleared you will be contacted about the next interview schedule which will either be in January or June, depending on when your application is cleared by the Sheriff's office.

Applications approved between January 1st and May 31st will be on-boarded in June. Applications approved between June 1st and December 31st will be on-boarded in January. 

Applicants are welcome to attend any general meetings during this period to help get familiar with the organization, the application steps, and the on-boarding process.

Here are the steps for submitting an application to join Ravalli County Search and Rescue.

  1. Be sure you meet the requirements to join.

  2. Fill out an online application.

  3. Print, sign and date the application.

  4. Keep page 2, the Physician's approval form, to have completed and brought in when you come for your interview.

  5. Bring your application to one of our monthly meetings held at 6pm on the second Thursday of every month.

  6. Your application will be submitted to the Ravalli County Sheriff's office for a background check.

  7. Once the background check is complete you will be contacted by one of the board members to schedule an interview in the coming January or June on-boarding cycle.


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