Join Reds

The Team is composed of dedicated volunteers that train hard to provide the technical response and training we offer. The Team realizes that family comes first and emphasizes this fact in its training and operations. One of the things that sets us apart is, we are a Team and a family. “It’s one for all and all for one.”


If you are interested in joining the Team and are interested in some of the specialized rescue that we offer, we would love to hear from you. We DO NOT require any previous training or certifications, but prior rescue, fire, or law enforcement background is welcomed.



No special background or experience will be required; we do welcome experienced applicants.

  • 18 years of age
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED
  • Attend 3 R.E.D.S. Team training sessions; this will allow you, the potential applicant, to learn more about the R.E.D.S. Team and decide if applying to the Team will be what you want to do. This will also be a time for R.E.D.S. Team to get to learn more about you.


Fulfill all prerequisites

  • Download application form here, print, complete, and submit your R.E.D.S. Team application
  • After fulfilling the prerequisites, the applicant will be interviewed by the R.E.D.S. Team staff. If the interview ends with positive feedback, the applicant will become a probationary member for a minimum of six months.

Following the completion of your probationary period, the operational staff will evaluate probationary members for promotion to full membership.

Good Standing Requirements

  • Members are required to obtain 144 hours of total training each year. Members must have a minimum of 96 hours of R.E.D.S. Team training each year. Additional hours can be obtained through rescue schools or attending Team training, including K-9 and dive training.
  • Attend R.E.D.S. Team general meetings. Meetings will be held on Sunday after R.E.D.S. Team training on odd number months: Jan, March, May, July, September, & November.
  • When possible, respond to calls while respecting your family and employment.
  • When possible, participate in work sessions to maintain equipment.
  • When possible, participate in parades and public safety events.

For More Information we can be reached by email at or by telephone at (919) 772-0483 or (919) 291-6201.