Basic Information

We appreciate your interest in joining Rampart Search and Rescue. We are a all volunteer origination and do not have any paid staff.  When looking through these listing below, all of our opening(s) require a background check conducted by Adams County Sheriff's Office. Yes, Cadets too! 

Rampart Search and Rescue invites anyone 21 years old with an interest in the outdoors and helping others to apply for membership. Previous search and rescue or emergency services experience is not required, but new members are expected to know basic camping, hiking, survival and other outdoor skills. New members have brought a wide variety of rescue, medical, and leadership skills to the team. 

All members must provide their own outdoor clothing and personal equipment. Prospective members must live within thirty minutes of normal driving time of Adams County. The Adams County Sheriff performs background and DMV checks on all applicants and reserves the right to deny membership to anyone not passing these checks. 

There is a non-refundable application fee of $20.

There are minimum attendance requirements for members for both trainings and missions. Failure to meet minimum attendance may result in loss of field status and possible dismissal from the team. RSAR provides emergency services for the citizens of Adams amd Morgan Counties, so members are expected to respond to callouts when available.


Our Business Meetings

Our business meetings are currently located at the Adams County Sheriff's Sub Station at 4201 East 72nd Ave, second floor in Commerce City, Colorado. A map can be found at the further down on this page.



A non-refundable application fee of $20 needs to be sent in with the application. Prospective members should understand that they must supply their own personal gear (backpack, clothing, food, climbing equipment, helmets, pagers, radios, etc.). The cost of required personal gear can range from $200 to $1,500. 

Ongoing training is conducted several times a month and additional duties on a Search and Rescue committee is mandatory and participation in community events is strongly encouraged (most events are during the spring and summer months).  All members must maintain minimum participation standards to remain a member in good standing. 

If your application is accepted, you will need to pass a Sheriff's Office background check. To pass the background check, you must not:

1.   Have been convicted of a felony, imprisonment in a federal or state penitentiary or of an offense involving dishonesty, unlawful sexual conduct, physical violence, or the unlawful use, sale or possession of a controlled substance.

2.   Have been convicted of a D.U.I. within the previous five years beginning with the date of conviction to the date of application.


To submit an application, you must:

  • Be at least age 21 at time of application (Cadet program 10 years old)

Be a legal resident of the U.S.

Have a high school diploma or G.E.D.

Have a Colorado driver's license

  • Be a resident in ADAMS County or at least in the Denver metro area (i.e. within a 30 minute drive from Adams County)

Undergo a 12 month evaluation and new members' training

Able to commit to a at least 12 to 20 hours a month for call outs and trainings

  • Include a non-refundable $20 processing fee with your application



Reports To: Search and rescue group administration such as a team leader or incident commander during missions

Work performed sometimes in stressful conditions. On call 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Work performed in all weather conditions and in all types of terrain. Working conditions are frequently hazardous due to weather conditions (snow, high wind, rain, hail, tornados, flooding, lightening, extreme cold, etc.), terrain hazards (rock falling, steep/vertical terrain, lakes, rivers, thick vegetation, etc.), potential hazards of wild animals, and potential hazards from violent subjects.

Performs specialized functions according to training/ability. These may include but not limited to:  advanced medical treatment, radio communications, search dog operations, traffic control, tracking, sign cutting, rock climbing, flood stage monitoring, severe weather spotting & reporting.

Cadet program: For those between the ages of 10 - 20 interested in the field of search and rescue and emergency medical services, we have a search and rescue (SAR) Cadet program in our group. Applications are welcomed year round.

Same as above

Same as above


Cadet Program

For more information on this exciting youth program.


Anyone that is wishing to join as an Explorer can download the application and send it in to the address on the contact page. Our Explorer program is for any school age person in the Denver Metro area here in Colorado.




Download the application .pdf, fill it out and send it in. It's that easy.
Mail the filed out application to the address shown at the top of the first page of the application or you can FAX it to: 303-920-8500


Link --> Rampart Application <-- Link   (Same application for Adult and Cadet)


If you are looking for the Cadet program, fill out what you can. The work history can be left blank. We do need DOB and SSN along with basic information.


Rampart Search and Rescue
Business meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month 
at 7:00 PM  at the Adams County Sherriff's Office Sub Station
4201 East 72nd Ave - Just East off of I-76 and 74th street.

Go to the Contact page (under the page tap above) to view the Google map of the meeting and classroom training location