The next Alpine Prospective Member class will start on December 6, 2021. Please note that all Prospective Members must be fully vaccinated by December 6th. Individuals that are interested in becoming members of the Alpine Rescue Team must attend one of our three orientation meetings that will be held at the Alpine Rescue Team Headquarters. These meetings will be held at 6:00pm on the following dates:
August 24, 2021 Tuesday
September 20, 2021 Monday
October 18, 2021 Monday
After the orientation meetings, individuals interested in becoming members must submit their applications by October 29, 2021. Applications can only be obtained by attending one of the orientation meetings.
Interviews will occur on November 13th and 14th.
The team accepts applications for Associate Membership at any time. If you are interested in helping the team with fundraising and other administrative duties, please contact our President (president ‘at’ alpinerescueteam.org).
Prospective members go through 12 to 13 classroom trainings and 5 to 7 field trainings before they start participating with the rest of the team. After an evaluation period lasting upwards of 5 months, those that meet the requirements are then eligible to be voted on by the team to become field active members.
The team looks for individuals who wish to help others and have the time and desire to contribute. No special skills are required. Attitude is much more important than skill level, and specific skills needed to participate will be taught.
A good way to improve your chances of getting selected for an upcoming prospective member class is to attend our Wednesday evening classroom trainings. This allows you to learn about us and for us to learn about you. When you attend one of these trainings, ask to talk to our Prospective Member Director, Dawn Wilson, or Assistant Director, Caleb Wilcox, about membership.
Wednesday night classroom trainings are at 7:00pm at the Alpine Rescue Team headquarters. I-70 and the Evergreen Parkway. Please check the Alpine website to see if these trainings are held in-person.
From Westbound I-70, take exit 252 [Evergreen Parkway]. At the first traffic light turn right, and then take an immediate right-hand turn onto Rainbow Hill Rd. You’ll see the HQ building on you left.
From Eastbound I-70, take exit 251 [El Rancho / Evergreen]. At the stop sign turn right. The road bears to the east and climbs. As you crest the top you’ll see Quality Suites and the El Rancho restaurant on your right, and traffic signals ahead. Just before you get to the traffic signals turn left, onto Rainbow Hill Rd. You’ll see the HQ building on your left.