Yep he is spot on. Being in Cali you will most likely need to contact your local Sheriff to see what sar teams are in your area. You will need to get a first responder type medical cert like NSP provides but after that they can help you with the rest.
Oh some sheriff teams are paid SAR as I have worked with a few counties that are well funded and very good. You will need to go threough part of the acadamy.
Yosar uses a few climbers out of camp 4 but allot of the team is park service or concessions employees and new rangers. Been on the team for the last 5 years as a Yodog handler.
Sar in Cali is done with help from the state mutual aid CAL EMA and everyone is classified to do what they have been tested to do like mountain rescue or just a ground pounder to a K9 handler.
Originally Posted by wildmed
Last edited by Gooseberry; 08-08-2011 at 01:37 PM.
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