The team is always looking for people who would like to participate. We prefer those that love the outdoors and enjoy interacting with people to provide information and medical assistance when requested or needed.

Team members are encouraged to have capability in one or more of the following areas:

  1. Medical (i.e., nurse, paramedic, AEMT, EMT, WFR, or Emergency Medical Responder, etc.)
  2. Licensed amateur radio operator (with 2-meter handheld radio), and/or
  3. Basic climbing experience

All team members are required to be CPR certified as of 2024 season.

On occasion individuals are accepted for membership who don’t yet have a particular skills (designated as a “runner”).

The requirements and membership process are explained at the two all-day Saturday training sessions, where you will have an opportunity to ask questions.  Members should plan on participating two weekends during the season so a major time commitment is not required.


The work is totally voluntary. Members donate their time, money, personal equipment and transportation to trailhead and make both personal and financial investments to participate on the team. Prospective members should understand that they must supply their own personal gear (backpack, clothing, food, radio equipment, sleeping bag, etc). Membership is subject to a recommendation of Sheriff’s Office and the Board.

If you are interested in being on the team:

1. Complete the TERT Application Adobe PDF fill-in form. When completed, name the file: LastnameFirstnameYYYY.pdf. [YYYY is the year of application]. Example: MeyerGlen1983.pdf. Be sure to preserve the extension.

2. Include a photo of yourself. Name it: LastnameFirstname.jpg (if it is not a jpg, use the proper extension for the format of the photo).

3. Send both as email attachments to  In the email, confirm you have mailed the Sheriff’s Office Volunteer form.

4. Complete the TERT Volunteer Form. Vetting by the Sheriff’s Office is required for participation on the TERT. Send it by email (address found at the bottom of the form) or by mail to:

Utah County Sheriff’s Office
Emergency Services
3075 North Main
Spanish Fork, UT 84660

Note:  Applicant must be at least 18 years of age to be a member of the the Team.