Thank you for your interest in the Summit County Rescue Group! We are an all-volunteer group, and we accept members from all races, national origins, religions, genders and backgrounds. No special skills are necessary to join, but we recommend that you have some outdoor recreational experience, and we caution you that a significant time commitment on your part will be required.

New Member Training Classes happen at the discretion of our Board of Directors in order to maintain a mission effective group. If you would like to be added to the list of prospective candidates, please fill out this Google Form.  When the Board deems it necessary, the Training Director will send you an invite via e-mail to interview and try-out for the New Member Training Class.

The New Member Training Class will take two to four months to complete: it includes six classes, each focused on search and rescue theory or skills; four regular weekly meetings; a weekend field training; and final practical field scenario.

While you're waiting for your invitation to join, we recommend that you attend one or two of our regular training sessions, which occur the 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Wednesday evenings of each month. If you would like to attend a Wednesday night training session session please contact our Training Director at to find a suitable training date and to get details about the venue and any equipment you will require.  Please do not call Dispatch.

Thanks again for your interest in joining the Summit County Rescue Group and we look forward to hanging out with you in the future!



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