Find Adventure, Serve Your Community, Become a San Dimas Rescue Mountaineer

November 12, 2012
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sdmrt_history_backgroundIf you’re interested in an exciting, rewarding and challenging way to volunteer in your community, becoming a member of the San Dimas Mountain Rescue Team may be just what you are looking for.

The team will be hosting two informational meetings for volunteer mountaineer applicants at 8:00 a.m. Saturday, November 17, and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 28, 2011, at the Mountain Rescue Station, 114 East First Street, San Dimas.

The Team searches for and rescues missing, trapped and injured hikers; rescues mountain vehicle accident victims; assisting during a forest fire or flood evacuations, and many other rescue situations. Members of the team are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to help people who visit the mountain areas of Eastern Los Angeles County and San Gabriel Mountains.

Founded in 1955, the team is comprised of all volunteers – highly trained and motivated men and women dedicated to saving others. Team members continuously train in search and tracking, mountaineering, climbing, rappelling, map and compass usage, helicopter and other evacuation techniques, snow and ice rescues, and more. The team is part of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Each member also becomes a reserve deputy sheriff, and is trained as a certified Emergency Medical Technician.

No experience is needed and all training is provided. Mountaineer volunteers must be at least 21 years old, in good health, be a full-time student or have steady employment and a good background.

An application and complete list of qualifications is available on the website – RSVP at

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