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Join Us


Anyone wishing to Join SCSAR must first complete a background check through Verified Volunteers .  To request your background check, please call 864-595-5368 or fill out the form below.  In addition to passing the background check, one must also complete the following course prerequisites:

  • IS-100.c - Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS 100

  • IS-200.c -

  • IS 317 (Introduction to Community Emergency Response Teams) + CERT Exercise or Actual CERT Class (provided by us)

  • IS-700.b An Introduction to the National Incident Management System

  • IS-800.d National Response Framework, An Introduction

  • CPR/First Aid or higher certification – (SCSAR will provide)

  • NASAR FUNSAR/SARII (SARII only required for Ground/K9 members) SCSAR will provide

  • Wilderness First Aid (only required for Ground/K9 members) SCSAR will provide

From the time you pass your background check, you have 1 year to complete the above requirements.  


Thank You!

Volunteer Submission Form

You will receive an email from Sterling Volunteers within 24 hours
Should you not receive this email, please call 864-595-5368

If you cannot attend an upcoming New Member Orientation on the 2nd Tuesday's of the month at 6pm, please call 864-745-1631 to make an appointment.  If you can, provide the best date for you below.

Thanks for submitting!

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