- 18 years old
- Legal resident of the US
- Clean criminal record
There are 3 types of volunteers on our team: Rescuer, Adjunct Rescuer, and Associate.
Members of the public are welcome to join us for any events, trainings, or meetings listed on the calendar.
Rescue members are the main body of individuals who are operational members. Rescuers train for and respond to emergency and non-emergency incidents. Rescuers have voting privileges on all business matters.
Rescuers are trained in all areas of rescue. Activities include responding to incidents, driving rescue vehicles, performing search and technical rescue duties, interacting with other public safety agencies, and assisting with non-rescue tasks to keep the organization running smoothly.
BES rescuers are required to attend a percentage of regular trainings on Monday nights and Saturday mornings. A BES rescuer can be time consuming and strenuous, but also extremely rewarding.
You do not need to wait for a response to start attending ANY of the trainings listed on the public calendar. Please feel free to stop by!
Similar to rescuer except for a few changes to the number of rescue calls and the types of trainings you attend.
Adjunct members are individuals with specialized skills who intend to supplement rescue operations in specific roles and capacities. Adjunct members are not eligible to be elected Chief or appointed to a Field Officer Position. Adjunct members are non-voting members.
If you are interested in being an adjunct rescuer you come with years of expertise and experience in one specific service we offer and you plan to only do that 1 service.
BES is a non-profit, as BES is a business that must be maintained. As such we are always looking for volunteers to help with:
- Vehicle Maintenance or Vehicle Fleet Management
- Facility Maintenance
- Marketing / Public Relations
- Grant Writing
- Fund Raising
If you are interested in volunteering on the business side along with being an adjunct member or Rescuer, you can do that. Or, if you only want to volunteer on the business side, you can do that too.
Feel free to come to any of our upcoming trainings!