The Linn County Sheriff Sheriff’s Office is recruiting young men and women, ages 14 to 18, to join the Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team and participate in a 10 day summer training program.
This will be the 26th Search and Rescue Training Academy in Linn County and will be held June 14 through June 24.
Those who are interested in becoming an integral part of the Sheriff’s Office search and rescue mission should have an interest in community service and a desire to be a part of a highly trained and professional life saving organization.
There is an application process that includes oral interviews, a background check and physical aptitude test. Applicants must attend the recruit meeting at the Sheriff’s office on May 13 at 7pm., to attend the academy. Successful applicants will be eligible to attend the 10 day Search and Rescue Training Academy in June. The training will include classes in wilderness survival, shelter building, search tactics, first aid/CPR, map and compass reading, rappelling, and many more topics.
For more information about the program contact Lieutenant Joe Larsen at the Linn County Sheriff’s Office (541-812-2272) or visit the Linn County Sheriff’s Office website at www.linnsheriff.org. Online applications are available on the website and at the Sheriff’s Office in Albany.