Membership

The team is always looking for people who would like to participate. We prefer those that love the outdoors and enjoy interacting with people to provide information and medical assistance when requested or needed.

Team members should have capability in one or more of the following areas:

  1. Medical (i.e., nurse, paramedic, AEMT, EMT, WFR, or Emergency Medical Responder, etc.)
  2. Licensed amateur radio operator (with 2-meter handheld radio), and/or
  3. Basic climbing experience

All team members are strongly encouraged to be CPR/AED certified. This will be a requirement as of the 2017 hiking season. On occasion individuals are accepted for membership who don’t yet have a particular skills (designated as a “runner”).

The requirements and membership process are explained at the two all-day Saturday training sessions, where you will have an opportunity to ask questions.  Members should plan on participating two weekends during the season so a major time commitment is not required.

ID’s will be issued to new members, only after their participation on the mountain in their first season. They can request IDs at the training meetings of the following year. Temporary IDs are available at the trailheads, for use while on the mountain that first season. ID photos for new members are taken at the training meetings each year.

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The work is totally voluntary. Members donate their time, money, personal equipment and transportation to trailhead and make both personal and financial investments to participate on the team. Prospective members should understand that they must supply their own personal gear (backpack, clothing, food, radio equipment, sleeping bag, etc). Membership is subject to a recommendation of team leaders and the director.

If you are interested in being on the team:

1. Complete the TERT Application Adobe PDF fill-in form. When completed, name the file: LastnameFirstnameYYYY.pdf. [YYYY is the year of application]. Example: MeyerGlen1983.pdf. Be sure to preserve the extension.

2. Include a photo of yourself. Name it: LastnameFirstname.jpg (if it is not a jpg, use the proper extension for the format of the photo).

3. Send both as email attachments to Wade Starks: wcstarks@gmail.com and please cc tert@ucares.org.  In the email, confirm you have mailed the Sheriff’s Office Volunteer form.

2. Complete the Sheriff’s Office Volunteer Form. Vetting by the Sheriff’s Office is required for participation on the TERTeam. Send it by mail (since a signature is required) to:

Utah County Sheriff’s Office
Emergency Services
3075 North Main
Spanish Fork, UT 84660

Note:  Applicant must be at least 18 years of age to be a member of the the Team.