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Linn County Looking for Search and Rescue Recruits Ages 14-18

Applicants must attend a recruit meeting at the Sheriff's Office on April 11th or May 9th

Linn County Sheriff's Search and Rescue
Linn County Sheriff's Search and Rescue is an all-volunteer program with staff supervision and leadership.
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(ALBANY, Ore.) - 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 an 11 day summer training program.

This will be the 23rd Search and Rescue Training Academy in Linn County and will be held June 17 through June 27.

For those who are interested in becoming an integral part of the Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Team, you 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 a recruit meeting at the Sheriff's Office on April 11th or May 9th at 7pm to attend the academy.

Successful applicants will be eligible to attend the 11 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. There will also be a three day field exercise in the Cascades that include a 20 mile hike.

For more information about the program contact Staff Sergeant 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.

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