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


The first step to joining the team is to learn more about us by visiting during a meeting or one of our quarterly Prospective Member Information Sessions. 

Visit the team during one of our team meetings, especially in the summer and fall. These meetings are held on the first and third Wednesday of every month (only the first Wednesday in December) at EPCSAR Rescue Base from 7 to 9 PM. By attending these meetings, you will learn more about the team and how you can become a part of it. This is a required step to becoming a member.

We host quarterly Prospective Member Information Sessions to provide you with more information about joining the team. During these events, we invite you to bring your family and any questions you have about joining the team.

Next Prospective Member Information Session: Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at 7pm


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.


Complete and submit the following application for the 2023 New Member Class: 2023 EPCSAR Application

Application Deadline: November 18, 2022

After you submit an application, it will be held until the application processing cycle begins. At that time, a background check will be performed, and a committee will then review your application. If selected, you will be invited to an interview. After the interviews are completed, the committee will make the final selection, and the selected applicants will be invited to begin our New Member Training.


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 a resident of 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.

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