Thank you for your interest in the Cherokee County Search & Rescue Team.

Requirements: No special skills are necessary to join however we do have an application process.

  • Applicants must reside within Cherokee County, Georgia.
  • Must complete a SAR Volunteer application.
  • Go through a detailed background check and must be approved by the Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services.
  • New applicants must attend a introductory orientation and pass a minimal physical performance evaluation.

Training: Team meetings and training is scheduled on the 3rd Monday and the following Saturday of each month, year round. Training starts at 7 pm on Mondays and 8 am on the following Saturday. The meetings are usually held at various Fire Stations within Cherokee county, but the location is subject to change. It’s a good idea to call to get information to confirm the location if you are interested in attending.

SAR Volunteer Application – Click Here

Checklist for successfully applying:

  1. Download and print the SAR Volunteer application from the link above.
  2. Fill out the application IN FULL, and in ink.
  3. Page 11 of the application (Consent Waiver Form) must be NOTARIZED.
  4. Turn in your completed application in person to the following address:
Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Service
150 Chattin Drive
Canton, GA 30115

More information on the team can also be obtained by emailing or calling: