Pierce County Explorer Search and Rescue is launching its fall recruiting drive for new members. Interested persons age 14 or older are encouraged to attend an orientation session to learn about volunteer opportunities.
Orientation meetings will be held:
10/30 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at Lakewood Library, 6300 Wildaire Road S.W.
11/9 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at Fircrest Community Center, 555 Contra Costa Ave.
The ESAR program provides trained people to assist local law enforcement during search and rescue operations. Members serve during disasters and also during parades, celebrations and other community events. This year ESAR has assisted the Pierce County Sheriff’s and Emergency Management departments on 27 missions.
Pierce County ESAR is considered one of the best equipped, trained and most active units in Washington. The organization is funded through donations and fundraising events.
Community service credit is available to high school students after completing required training in survival, leadership, problem solving, program management, communications and process improvement skills.
Additional information is available at www.piercecountywa.org/dem or 253-752-3727.