RMRU members on top of Lost Arrow Spire, Yosemite

RMRU is always looking for new members!

In this busy society, it is difficult to find people who will take the time to help those who are lost or stranded in the wilderness. Many people don't have a deep inner feeling to help, or think to themselves "Someone else will do it." In order to become a successful search and rescue team member, you should have empathy for the person who is out there and lost. Empathy will not only cause you to join a search and rescue team, but later, it will help you become a strong member. A strong member is one who attends the majority of the missions.

If you join a search and rescue team, you will find yourself hiking and rescuing in places and under conditions that you would have otherwise never had the opportunity to experience.

What are the qualifications for joining a volunteer search and rescue team?

  • Do you have experience in backpacking?

  • Are you self reliant in the outdoors?

  • Do you have the desire to learn new skills?

  • Are you at least 18 years of age?

If so, you may be a good candidate for becoming an RMRU member. If you are interested, please stop by one of our monthly meetings. The meeting time and location can be found on the contact us page.

If you would like to read more about the dedication factors of becoming a rescue member, please read on.