Cochrane Search and Rescue (CSAR) is looking to add new members to its team.

They are currently recruiting for 2022 and will be holding two more information sessions for the year. 

The volunteer group holds regular training sessions to stay sharp with their search and rescue skills, so they're ready to deploy at any minute of any day.

In addition to working with the Cochrane RCMP, CSAR also assists the Canmore RCMP, Banff RCMP and Kananaskis RCMP (North). They also provide response services to Kananaskis Public Safety (KPS), Parks Public Safety, Cochrane Fire Services and the RCMP Major Crimes Unit.

CSAR requires all members to have a current and up-to-date criminal background check. Members also need to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination and they need to commit to 40 hours of training, fundraising and searching annually.

Interested candidates do need to attend an in-person information session and can pre-register here.

There's one tonight from 7 - 9 p.m at the Royal Canadian Legion Cochrane Branch and another will be held on December 21, 2021, also from 7- 9 p.m at the local Legion.