The Pierce County Explorer Search and Rescue unit is looking for new members age 14 or older. Orientation classes will be offered starting Sept. 11 for those interested.
The ESAR program gives members the opportunity to help law enforcement agencies during search and rescue operations in both wilderness and urban settings. SAR Explorers also serve during disasters and community events and are trained in wilderness living, search and rescue and leadership.
So far this year, ESAR had been mobilized for 14 missions. The unit is considered one of the best equipped and trained units in Washington.
High school students can receive community service credit after completing the required training in survival, leadership, problem solving, program management, communications and process improvement skills.
The orientation schedule:
- Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. Lakewood Library, 6300 Wildaire Road SW
- Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. Lakewood Library, 6300 Wildaire Road SW
- Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. Fircrest Community Center, 555 Contra Costa Ave.
More information is available at www.pcesar.org or 253-752-3727.