Custer County (South Dakota) Search and Rescue is a department of the Custer County (SD) government and is made up entirely of volunteers throughout the community.
Previous experience and specialized skills are not a prerequisite for membership, but a commitment to respond to the call of duty 24/7 no matter what the weather, time of day, or present activity is a must.
The squad meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month for an administrative meeting and the 4th Monday of the month for training sessions.
Periodically, we have all day training, some half-day training sessions, and a few evening sessions. Active members are expected to attend training activities when available and keep familiar with all the equipment, gear, and procedures.
To become a member, request information from any current member, the Custer County Sheriff's department, or contact SAR Director, Sam Smolnisky (email@example.com). Following application, prospects must pass a background check and interview. Due to the needs of the squad and the amount of gear issued, membership is limited.