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Preventative Search and Rescue (PSAR) Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: National Park Service

During a normal duty day, volunteers will be asked to provide PSAR education to hikers along trails or at trailheads. Volunteers may utilize park vehicles in order to facilitate their movement throughout the park. They may also operate a park radio, and report emergency incidents as they occur in their area of responsibility (AOR). A volunteer will not be required to perform any assignment that a volunteer is uncomfortable with or that a supervisory ranger deems unsafe.

The final and most important responsibility for all volunteers, and for the rangers supervising them, is safety. As with any emergency operation, a rescuer’s first safety concern is to him/herself, second is to fellow rescuers, and third is to the patient(s). Everyone has the responsibility to bring up any safety concern, at any time, without hesitation. Volunteers should not take part in any action that they deem unsafe or feel uncomfortable with. They also have the responsibility for reporting any medical condition or illnesses that may affect their performance and safety.

Start Date - 2023-05-01

End Date - 2023-07-31

Activities include: Back Country/Wilderness;General Assistance;Other;Visitor Information

Difficulty_Level: Strenuous

Hosts Housing Amenities: Other

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About National Park Service


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Mission Statement

The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world.


The U.S. National Park Service,, cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage. We care for more than 400 national parks and help communities preserve their historic places and open spaces.


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