About Volunteering

Day or night, rain or shine, Yamhill County Search and Rescue is ready to save lives. The team of volunteers is highly skilled and dedicated to its mission. The team responds to the call to for action, both in Yamhill County and the Pacific Northwest.

The Yamhill County Search and Rescue Team is an part of the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office. We perform Wilderness Search and Rescue, Urban Search and Rescue, Lost person searches, Lost Child searches, Downed Aircraft searches, Alzheimer’s searches, and Crime Scene Searches. In addition to our search and rescue missions, we have a mission of preventative search and rescue. The majority of our searches are in Yamhill County, but through our mutual aid agreements, we do respond to requests from other agencies to assist them with searches in their counties.

Our group is made up of volunteers dedicated to serving Yamhill County. Our members come from many different walks of life. They are certified with the Oregon State Sheriff Association’s standards for Search and Rescue.

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All members receive the following minimum training:

  • Incident Command System.
  • Radio Procedures and Techniques.
  • Search Techniques.
  • First Aid & CPR.
  • Environmental Injuries.
  • Outdoor Survival.
  • Crime Scene Evidence Searches.
  • Map and Compass.
  • GPS Training.
  • Search Dog Support.
  • Introduction to Mantracking.
Advanced training is available in:

  • Search Management.
  • Emergency Locator Transmitter Tracking (Downed Aircraft).
  • Project Lifesaver Tracking.
  • ATV’s and other Search Vehicles.
  • Advanced Mantracking.
  • Wilderness Medicine / Emergency Responder.
  • Cadaver and Scent Tracking Dogs.
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