Join the team



The minimum requirements to be a Search & Rescue team member in Kent County are:

  • Age 18+
  • Should be in reasonably good health, as Search and Rescue is hard work! (We do have Non-Field positions also)
  • Clean Criminal History / Background Check
  • Must have a Michigan Drivers License
  • Must take required training’s
  • Must respond at all hours of the day or night
  • Must be willing to work in less then desirable conditions
  • Must be a team player
  • Must acquire an Amateur Radio License within six months of joining
  • Must attend an  Informational Meeting

Applicant Processing Flow 

1)      Please check our job listings page for volunteer openings.  Please note, not everyone who applies is approved to be on the SAR team.

2)     Interested individuals will attend an Open House/Informational Session *This may be waived at the directors discretion.

3)     Interested individual will successfully pass a Physical Fitness Test.

4)     Interested individuals will complete required applicant documents.

5)     KCSD will conduct a background and criminal record checks.

6)     The Emergency Manager will notify the Director of their decision.

7)    KCSAR Leadership will review information related to applicant.

8)    KCSAR Leadership will select applicants for an interview.

9)   KCSAR Leadership will decide to either accept or decline an applicant.

10)   Approved Applicant will be placed on probationary status and assigned to the training division.




Thank You all for your interest. Any questions feel free to email Human Resources