supply their own uniforms and personal radio equipment. Most of the
training is provided without any cost to members with the occasional
exception where materials are needed and for CPR and First Aid training,
which is required for all first responders.
to First Aid and CPR training, Com Reserve members are trained in
fireline safety, swift water awareness, hazardous materials and
a number of other non-communication skills. Further training includes
vehicle and equipment deployment and operation. We often cross-train
with Butte County Sheriff's Search & Rescue.
We are actively
seeking new members particularly those that have military, communications
or public service backgrounds. We can not accept applicants who
have a felony on their record. All applicants are finger printed
with background checks by both the BCSO and DOJ. Having a amateur
radio license is a bonus but not required.
If you are interested
in becoming a member you can start by attending any of our meetings
which are held on the first Wednesday of every month at 6:30 PM.
The public is welcome but no late arrivals please. Applicants must
be at least 18 years old.
in more information, or attending a meeting, see our Contact Us