The new 2021 TCSAR volunteer class. From left to right: Ian Johnston, Andrew Armington, Ashley Didion, Tobin Dennis, Dan Rogers, Lexie Drechsel, Anna DiSanto, Lauren Funaro, Brook Yeomans, and Steve Wurm. Photo: TCSAR

JACKSON, Wyo. — Teton County Search and Rescue (TCSAR) today has announced its first new class of volunteers since 2015.

Each started out among a pool of 150 people who applied for ten positions. They come to TCSAR from a wide range of backgrounds and with a multitude of skills. From now until the end of this year, the new volunteers will go through extensive training to gain several certifications.

Photo: TCSAR

The new volunteers include Andrew Armington, Tobin Dennis, Ashley Didion, Anna DiSanto, Lexie Drechsel, Lauren Funaro, Ian Johnston, Dan Rogers, Steve Wurm, Brook Yeomans.

As “provisional” SAR members, they will not be going out on rescue missions. That happens only after they’ve successfully completed all their training to become “operational,” a process that takes about a year.

To learn more about the volunteers, or to donate to their training, visit the Teton County Search and Rescue website.

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Jacob Gore was born and raised in Cheyenne, the capital city of Wyoming. As a proud Wyomingite, he loves to share his home with visitors from around the world. Spending years in Jackson and Alaska as an interpretive nature guide, he remains a photographer, traveler, storyteller, and avid hobbyist of all-things outdoors. Jacob enjoys bridging the connection between Jackson and the rest of the state.