Search and rescue seeking new members

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team is recruiting young men and women, ages 14 through 18 who are interested in becoming an integral part of the Sheriff’s Office search and rescue mission.

These young men and women should have an interest in community service with a desire to be a part of a highly trained and professional life saving organization.

Successful applicants will eligible to attend a 12 day search and rescue training course held June 23 through July 3. The training will include classes in wilderness survival, shelter building, search tactics, first aid/CPR, rappelling, map and compass reading, to name only a few of the many topics as well as a three day field exercise in the Cascades.

For more information please call Deputy Joe Larsen at the Linn County Sheriff’s Office at 967-3950 or visit the Linn County Sheriff’s Office website at