The process is simple. Contact a
member who can sponsor you as a candidate. If you do know
a member, call the Public Information Officer (618-782-1422) and
this person will sponsor you.
No special skills are required. AVEC
will train you in the areas you are interested in such as Water
SAR, Ground SAR, Radio Communications, Office Administration,
etc. CPR and Blood Borne Pathogen certification required. If you
are not certified, AVEC has Certified Trainers to teach you this
course. Age requirement of 18 years old or older, however you
must be 21 or older to drive AVEC vehicles or boats.
You will then be asked to attend a
meeting. Prior to the meeting, you will fill out an
application form. After the meeting you will be asked to
stay and meet with the Executive Board who will go over the
regulations of AVEC.
After you have attended your third
meeting, you will be eligible for a pager if you choose to carry
No members are allowed to use
blue lights until after their nine month probation period is