By now, you should have read the information regarding Prospective Member, and you know Search and Rescue isn’t for everyone. It is potentially risky, expensive, as well as both physically and mentally challenging.
You must be at least 18 to join CARDA. If you are younger, you might consider joining California Explorer Search and Rescue (Cal-ESAR). You will be required to pass a background check by CalOES. Any felony or misdemeanor committed in last five years could disqualify you
If, after reading these pages, you are still interested in joining CARDA, please fill out and submit the following form.
2024 Regional Inquiry Update
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