RESEARCH AND RESCUE MEETING FOR VOLUNTEER VOLUNTEERS
November 8, 2021 3:55 a.m.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is holding a meeting for the upcoming search and rescue volunteers on Wednesday evening.
Lt. Brad O’Dell said there are several ways residents can help. In addition to physical research by vehicle or on foot, there is a specific need for volunteers to assist the communications team. You need people who are comfortable with radio communications and equipment, and those who are willing to dictate or keep a log of radio traffic.
O’Dell said there were vacancies in other areas like Mountain Rescue as well. This includes those interested in rope work and / or having the ability to cover difficult terrain and longer distances with equipment. Those with experience in snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are also needed.
The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. at the Oregon State University Extension Office on Southeast Douglas. Representatives will be able to answer questions and submit nominations to those who are interested. Free hot dogs will be provided at the event. People 17 and over are welcome.
Those unable to attend the meeting can learn more about SAR and find a volunteer request at: https://www.dcso.com/sar