If you are interested in joining Central Washington Mountain Rescue (CWMR), we are always looking for new members. However, your commitment to CWMR must be sincere, since the investment we will make in you for your training, education, and support is going to be significant. Also, other members will be counting upon you and what you’ve learned when the call-out for a rescue mission comes. Therefore, before submitting an application for membership, please read the following.
Before becoming a member of CWMR, you must:
- Undergo and pass a criminal background check by the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office.
- Attend the Yakima County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Academy. The Academy traditionally begins in January of each year.
- Be willing to participate in ongoing training and educational opportunities. CWMR provides hundreds of hours of training opportunities every year. The expected participation levels are outlined in the membership guidelines.
- Have or obtain certain personal climbing gear required for participation in CWMR activities.
- Be available for missions.
Also included in the application is a personal equipment list. Please note: only equipment found in the essentials section will be required to prior to joining.
A volunteer organization dedicated to saving lives through search, rescue, and mountain safety education.