Join Us

We welcome anyone wishing to put in the time and effort to become a hard-working volunteer of North Oregon Regional Search and Rescue.

We train roughly 25-30 hours a month depending on which disciplines you choose to work in. Requirements follow the OSSA and Oregon State Search Certification guidelines. These areas include proficiency in map and compass, land navigation, radio communications, base operations, shelter building and other survival techniques, patient assessment and stokes operations, helicopter safety, knots and rope work. Once an individual has their OSSA card for search certification, they are considered a ground team member and can then start training in other search discipline areas such as canine, swift water, medical and snowshoe if they choose.

If becoming an active member of NORSAR is something you would like to pursue, please contact us at:

Recruit Training Coordinator, Ian Gilbert-Ghormley, recruittraining@mynorsar.org