It's almost time for Montrose Search and Rescue Team's Recruitment Night.
If you're the outdoorsy type who wants to blend your love of scaling mountains with rescuing folks in perilous situations, you might be one of the rugged recruits the team hopes to find. Want to read what rescue volunteers do? .
The Montrose Search and Rescue team is a detail of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, which requires academy training, EMT training and mountain rescue training. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Reserve Deputies are volunteers who are paid $1.00 per year for their services. All the members of the Montrose Search and Rescue Team are Reserve Deputies who are available at a moment’s notice to assist the Crescenta Valley Station and the communities it serves.
The team is ready to respond to most mountainous emergencies, whether it is a lost or injured hiker, skier or rock climber. Members come from all walks of life but share a common bond: the sense of satisfaction felt when the team returns a lost hiker to their family, or provides necessary medical assistance to an injured biker, Sgt. Mark Slater wrote in a prepared statement.
Wednesday's recruitment event takes place at 7:30 p.m. at , 4554 Briggs Avenue, La Crescenta.