Types of Membership
1. Administrative Members - must be at least 18 years old and are not required to be certified in a outdoor search and rescue activities. These members serve in a variety of capacities, such as board members, on committees, and as dispatchers, etc. Ongoing training is provided by CASART. Here is a list of training goals for Administrative Members to achieve.
2. Active Field Members - must be at least 18 years old and be certified in Basic Wildlands Search Skills. These are our active searchers. Once you have received the minimum basic DEC training you can participate in Search and Rescue operations and you select the types of searches you'll be activated for. For instance you may be comfortable on rugged terrain in the summer months but not be prepared to participate in winter searches. Field Members are expected to attend at least one mock search and rescue drill per year, attempt to attend other training sessions and participate in as many Search and Rescue missions as possible or at least one (1) per year. Ongoing training is provided by CASART. Here is a list of training goals for Active Field Members to achieve.
3. Professional Members - are individuals who voluntarily contribute their professional services for the betterment of the Corporation and may be awarded this membership by a plurality of the votes cast at any regular membership meeting.
4. Honorary Members - Organizations and Non-member individuals who have benefited the search and rescue community may be awarded this membership by a plurality of the votes cast at any regular membership meeting.
5. Associate Members - are members affiliated with CASART that assist in activities, support and organizational procedures, but are not active in field searches. Fund raising, political and DEC liaison are examples. This is a non-voting membership.
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