We appreciate your interest in supporting El Paso County Search and Rescue. If you are interested in becoming a member, please consider the following:


Each quarter we host a Prospective Member Information Session. These sessions are an opportunity to receive more information about the organization, the application process, and to ask any questions. During these events, we invite you to bring your family to learn more about what to expect as support for a team member. Attendance at one of these sessions is a requirement to be considered for application.

Next Prospective Member Information Session: Tuesday, August 20, 2024 @ 7:00pm at our Rescue Base (3950 Interpark Drive, 80907)


We will not be holding a new member class in 2025. Our next new member training class will be in early 2026. 

2026 New Member Applications will be made available in Fall 2025.


To submit an application, you must:

  1. Be at least age 21 at the time of application

  2. Have a high school diploma or G.E.D.

  3. Be able to respond to missions in El Paso County

  4. Possess a valid driver’s license

All applicants will be subject to a background check. To pass this at a minimum you must:

  1. Have no felony convictions.

  2. Have no misdemeanor convictions in the past three years.

  3. Be off any type of probation or parole for three years.

  4. Have not had any arrests in the last three years.

  5. Not have been incarcerated or held in a detention facility in the last three years. Must report any criminal record, CCIC/NCIC, or CBI, regardless of how long ago it was.

  6. Have not used marijuana or any illegal drugs within the past three years.

  7. No driver's license revocation or more than three moving violations in the last five years.


Carefully read the Frequently Asked Questions. Send any additional questions to or bring them to a meeting. We will always do our best to answer your questions.

Membership FAQs