Thinking of Joining?

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.

We’re always looking for eager and willing volunteer team members with a great attitude willing to sacrifice their time and energy to the noble and thankless job of helping those around them.

  • Applicants must reside within Cherokee County, Georgia.

  • Go through a detailed background check and must be approved by the Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services.

  • Must complete a SAR Volunteer application.

  • New applicants must attend an introductory orientation and pass a minimal physical performance evaluation.

Training: Regular team meetings and trainings are scheduled for the 3rd Wednesday and the following Saturday of each month, year round (24 in total). Training starts at 7 PM on Wednesdays and 8 AM on the following Saturday. The meetings are held at various Fire Stations within Cherokee County, but the location is subject to change.

     ***Additional training for new members may be required outside of these times

Training can vary from classroom learning and table top exercises to arduous outdoor activities and skills tests in all weather conditions. A few of the skills we cover are land navigation, search theory, first aid and CPR, sign tracking, essential survival skills, Federal NIMS guidelines, communication technology, and GPS navigation. 

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