Our Membership Form
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Please Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
with your questions..
Becoming part of a surface or underground search and rescue
team is a very serious commitment and should not be entered into lightly.
There is always an element of personal danger in any search and rescue
situation - unexpected things happen - you may become a victim too. We
strongly suggest you talk this possibility over with your wife/husband or
parents before committing to the NJIRT.
Search and rescue is costly - both in monetary and time-spent terms. The
NJIRT may be called to assist in a rescue operation in any state within the
Eastern or Northeastern NCRC regions (NC, VA, MD, DE, PA, NJ, NY, MA, CT, Rl, NH,
VT and ME). You will be expected to cover any expenses you might incur
during such a rescue operation (gas, food, lodging, etc.). You also may be
away from home and work for several days on a difficult rescue. The NJIRT
in cooperation with local authorities will try to provide for your basic
needs at a rescue site but there are no guarantees. At home, the NJIRT will
expect you to attend and complete scheduled classes and practical exercises
as part of ongoing Team training.
You are expected to be SELF-SUSTAINING for 48 hours on any rescue mission -
which means you have to bring food, water, sleeping gear, personal toilet
articles, etc., AND you must be able to work underground for a minimum of
12 hours with electric light.
you are accepted, you become part of a specialized response where your
presence (or absence) can be the difference between life and death for the
trapped or lost victim(s). Depending on your level of involvement and
because the team is small in number, becoming part of this effort may
require you to be available for call-out ANYTIME - 24 hours-a-day.
Please carefully consider all the aspects of search and rescue before you
make a choice to join us.
The following questionnaire is a more detailed version of the questionnaire
you may have filled out for the National Cave Rescue Commission. We need
the additional information to allow us to better evaluate your experience
and place you in the correct Tier call-out group. The questionnaire is VERY
important to us and should be filled out honestly and in detail. Please
don't be reluctant to explain any attributes (skills or experience) that
you may have which may help us.