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News Release
Search and Rescue Academy - 02/13/20

INCIDENT: 2020 Sheriff’s Office Search & Rescue Academy



The Josephine County Sheriff’s Office Search & Rescue Division will be holding its annual Search & Rescue Academy to train citizens interested in becoming Search & Rescue volunteers. The academy training will take place at Josephine County Search & Rescue located at 250 Tech Way, Grants Pass, OR.

The dates for training are March 10th, 12th, 14th, 17th, 19th, 31st April 2nd, 4th, 7th, 9th, 11th, 14th, 16th and 18th. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the training is from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. On Saturdays, the training is from 8 am to 5 pm. The Academy concludes with an overnight training on April 25th & 26th.

The academy training consists of Basic Survival Skills, First Aid/CPR, Land Navigation, Search Techniques, Legal Issues and other search & rescue related topics.

The cost for the academy is $35 per student, which covers training materials, snacks and refreshments during the academy. The $35 fee can be paid in cash or a check made out to Friends of SAR (a 501(c)3, non-profit).

Other requirements for membership include a background investigation, criminal history check, purchase of personal equipment and a $50.00/refundable deposit for your uniform.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 3, 2020. Applications are available online.

If you have any questions, you can call the Search & Rescue Division at 541-474-5301 or send an email to


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