Search and rescue team has openings

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office is recruiting young men and women, ages 14 to 18, to join the Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team and participate in an 11-day summer training program running June 21 to July 31.

The application process includes oral interviews, a background check and a physcial aptitude test.

Training includes classes in wilderness survival, shelter building, search tactics, first aid/CPR, map and compass reading, rappelling, and a three-day field exercise in the Cascades that includes a 20-mile hike.

For more information, contact Staff Sgt. Joe Larsen at the Linn County Sheriff’s Office at (541) 812-2272 or visit http://www.linnsheriff.org. Applications are available on the website and at the Sheriff’s Office in Albany.

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