Thank you for your interest in joining Sierra Madre Search and Rescue!

If you are a hiker, mountain biker, rock climber, mountaineer, trainer – someone who is comfortable in the outdoors, and you would like to give back to your community by volunteering, perhaps joining SMSR would be a good fit.

While we are an all-volunteer group, the training process is rigorous and requires a significant time and money investment.

Applicants need to be between 25 and 55 years old and we require team members to be able to respond to Sierra Madre within 20 minutes. We also ask all members to give a 5-year commitment to the team. Our members are required to be EMT-B certified once they complete their probationary class with available time to pursue that certification before their training begins.

If none of this is making you hesitate, please submit an application here.

If you have any questions, please send an email to