The Madera County Sheriff Department's search and rescue team is accepting applications and the deadline is Dec. 31., the department said.
Applications are available at the department's main office at 14143 Road 28 or the substation in Oakhurst at 48267 Liberty Drive. Applicants must be at 18 years old.
People accepted into the program must complete a 100-hour program that covers everything from helicopter safety to search technique.
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