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Douglas County Search and Rescue seeks volunteers

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Douglas County Search and Rescue is looking for volunteers interested in becoming part of its unit.

DCSAR is operated within the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. It responds to calls for lost or injured people in the mountains, desert, backcountry and waterways in Douglas County and surrounding areas. The team responds to calls 24 hour per day, every day of the year, but no member is expected to respond to every event. Members are expected to attend regular training sessions to develop and maintain skills.

Last year, DCSAR responded to more than 50 missions and saved numerous lives.

Team members must be 18 or older, physically fit and have a positive attitude. Outdoor and basic medical experience is helpful, but not required.

Academy and in-service training is provided to ensure all members are knowledgeable and proficient in perform their duties.

Applications can be obtained at and must be submitted by July 1. For more information, contact John Soderman at 775-720-6260.

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