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Joining the Team

Membership in UVWRT is a serious commitment in time and energy and should not be taken lightly. As a volunteer organization, the team is only as strong as the commitment of its volunteers. All members are expected to participate in UVWRT meetings, drills, and functions.

Kent County Search and Rescue has an excellent article on what it takes to be on a SAR team. Before applying, please read this article first!

ALL members must adhere to the UVWRT TEAM MEMBERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES.

Membership Requirements

  • All members must be at least 18 years of age.
  • All members must exhibit professional attitude and level of dedication.
  • All members must have a basic competency in outdoor living and survival skills.
  • All members must acquire and maintain a suitable 24 hour ready pack with all the required gear outlined in the UVWRT Equipment List.
  • All members must agree to abide by the UVWRT Constitution and By-Laws and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • All members must complete an application form, including a hard copy of the liability waiver at your first team event.
  • All members must read and become familiar with the NASAR publication Fundamentals of Search and Rescue that has been adopted as our team training manual.
  • Your application fee of $58 must be given at your first team event. This covers the first year's dues of $20 and $38 for the team's training manual Fundamentals of Search and Rescue. Checks should be made out to: UVWRT. (The money will be refunded only if the application is denied.)

Please note: Final acceptance is always at the discretion of the UVWRT officers, regardless of qualifications, and membership applications may be denied or put on hold to maintain a manageable team size.

Questions?

Contact our membership officer, Christopher Northrop, at: c.northrop@comcast.net