We appreciate your interest in joining Rampart Search and Rescue. We are a all volunteer origination and do not have any paid staff. When looking through these listing below, all of our opening(s) require a background check conducted by Adams County Sheriff's Office. Yes, Cadets too!
Our Business Meetings
Our business meetings are currently located at the Adams County Sheriff's Sub Station at 4201 East 72nd Ave, second floor in Commerce City, Colorado. A map can be found at the further down on this page.
A non-refundable application fee of $20 needs to be sent in with the application. Prospective members should understand that they must supply their own personal gear (backpack, clothing, food, climbing equipment, helmets, pagers, radios, etc.). The cost of required personal gear can range from $200 to $1,500.
Ongoing training is conducted several times a month and additional duties on a Search and Rescue committee is mandatory and participation in community events is strongly encouraged (most events are during the spring and summer months). All members must maintain minimum participation standards to remain a member in good standing.
If your application is accepted, you will need to pass a Sheriff's Office background check. To pass the background check, you must not:
1. Have been convicted of a felony, imprisonment in a federal or state penitentiary or of an offense involving dishonesty, unlawful sexual conduct, physical violence, or the unlawful use, sale or possession of a controlled substance.
2. Have been convicted of a D.U.I. within the previous five years beginning with the date of conviction to the date of application.
To submit an application, you must:
Be at least age 21 at time of application (Cadet program 10 years old)
Be a legal resident of the U.S.
Have a high school diploma or G.E.D.
Have a Colorado driver's license
Be a resident in ADAMS County or at least in the Denver metro area (i.e. within a 30 minute drive from Adams County)
Undergo a 12 month evaluation and new members' training
Able to commit to a at least 12 to 20 hours a month for call outs and trainings
Include a non-refundable $20 processing fee with your application
LICENSES OR CERTIFICATES
Reports To: Search and rescue group administration such as a team leader or incident commander during missions
Work performed sometimes in stressful conditions. On call 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Work performed in all weather conditions and in all types of terrain. Working conditions are frequently hazardous due to weather conditions (snow, high wind, rain, hail, tornados, flooding, lightening, extreme cold, etc.), terrain hazards (rock falling, steep/vertical terrain, lakes, rivers, thick vegetation, etc.), potential hazards of wild animals, and potential hazards from violent subjects.
Performs specialized functions according to training/ability. These may include but not limited to: advanced medical treatment, radio communications, search dog operations, traffic control, tracking, sign cutting, rock climbing, flood stage monitoring, severe weather spotting & reporting.
Cadet program: For those between the ages of 10 - 20 interested in the field of search and rescue and emergency medical services, we have a search and rescue (SAR) Cadet program in our group. Applications are welcomed year round.
WORKING CONDITIONS for Cadets:
Same as above
Same as above
For more information on this exciting youth program.
Anyone that is wishing to join as an Explorer can download the application and send it in to the address on the contact page. Our Explorer program is for any school age person in the Denver Metro area here in Colorado.
APPLICATION FEE IS REQUIRED FOR THE CADET PROGRAM.
Download the application .pdf, fill it out and
send it in. It's that easy.
Mail the filed out application to the address shown at the top of the first page of the application or you can FAX it to: 303-920-8500
Link --> Rampart Application <-- Link (Same application for Adult and Cadet)
If you are looking for the Cadet program, fill out what you can. The work history can be left blank. We do need DOB and SSN along with basic information.
Rampart Search and
Business meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month
at 7:00 PM at the Adams County Sherriff's Office Sub Station
4201 East 72nd Ave - Just East off of I-76 and 74th street.
Go to the Contact page (under the page tap above) to view the Google map of the meeting and classroom training location