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SARA looking for volunteers

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PIMA COUNTY, AZ ( Tucson News Now) -

Here is your opportunity to join a life-saving team.

The Southern Arizona Rescue Association is looking for volunteers.

So far this year, SARA volunteers are staying pretty busy with the heat.

They have responded to 66 calls, but already they are planning for next summer.

Volunteers spend about a year in training before joining SARA.

They are a helping hand for the Pima County Sheriff’s Department; helping respond to heat-related calls and search and rescue.

SARA is looking to add new members to the team, so when they get a call, they are ready.

We do a lot of lifesaving rescuing,” said Bill Kelleman, president of SARA. “We do a lot of heat related rescues, it's that time of the year it is a very timely situation.”

SARA is holding their first volunteer orientation at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 22, at 5990 Sabino Canyon Road. More information about joining SARA can be found HERE.

The orientation starts at 7 p.m.

Kelleman said no hiking or outdoor experience is necessary.

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