Snow camp at Bear Creek
2 people snowshoeing with low visibility
Snowmobiles on Poker Peak
Boat and SAR trailer
Swiftwater training, jumping into the water
View of the Snake River Range from Poker Peak


The Bonneville Sheriff's Search & Rescue patrol is always looking for new members. Prospective members must meet the following criteria:

  • 21 years or older
  • Immediate access to a 4-wheel drive vehicle
  • Complete a CPR and First Aid course
  • Pass a physical fitness test of an unencumbered 1 mile walk in 16 minutes (some specialty teams have further physical fitness requirements)
  • Pass a background check

If you are interested in joining, please fill out a short form so we can keep in contact with you.

We conduct interviews once a year, usually in early December. You can fill out an application at that time. Background checks can take a month to complete, after which we will notify those who are invited to join. New members will join a 20 hour boot camp introductory course which normally takes place in March. New members must complete a 6 month probationary period.

We regularly meet on the 2nd and last Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm at our building at 2365 Hemmert Way in Idaho Falls. Check the calendar before you come though because we sometimes change the schedule. Please feel free to attend and speak with us. Note that due to liability requirements, you can only attend a maximum of 2 training meetings before being sworn in.