Multnomah County Sheriff’s office will host an informational meeting about their Search and Rescue Team training academy. From Oregonlive.com:
The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office will host a search and rescue orientation meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday September 19. Young adults 14 and older who want to attend an eight month search and rescue academy are encouraged to attend.
The meeting will be held at the Hansen Building, 12240 N.E. Glisan Street in Portland.
Here is a great opportunity to participate in something important and interesting that will teach you valuable life skills as well as be a good addition to a resume or college application. If you have ever been interested in a career in firefighting, emergency medical technician, or law enforcement, this would be a good place to start investigating those fields as some of the structures and skills you will learn at the academy will be the same as those that emergency responders use in their work. Youth as young as 13 can participate in their 8 month academy.
Training starts in September and testing for certification takes place in May.