Arapahoe Rescue Patrol. Inc



Spring 2024 Applications are Now Closed.

Are you interested in making a difference?

Check back Spring 2025 for our next application period!

Join us at one of our 2024 Recruiting Meetings!

Recruiting Meeting # 1 – Saturday, 30 March 2024 @ 0900 at The South Metro Fire Rescue Joint Services Facility “The Joint” – 17801 Plaza Drive, Parker
Recruiting Meeting #2 – Wednesday, 3 April 2024 @ 1900 at South Metro Fire Rescue’s “Troy Jackson Fire Training Facility” – 2301 W. Chenango Ave., Littleton

Are you going to be a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior in High School next year?  Do you like to challenge yourself both physically and mentally? The Arapahoe Rescue Patrol is looking for young adults who would be willing to make the commitment to serve their community and help those in need… So others may live!

Our primary purpose is search and rescue, but we also assist our local fire departments and law enforcement agencies by providing scene security details, perimeter control, traffic management, operational help (controlling hose lines, changing air bottles, etc.), evidence searching, and other non-hazardous services. The Arapahoe Rescue Patrol is the designated light-duty rescue agency for the City of Littleton.

For more information, you can Download our 2024 Recruiting Brochure

Want to help us recruit? Download a copy of our 2024 Recruiting Poster here to help us get the word out

For additional questions, please feel free to contact us at

The ongoing commitment to the Patrol is “on-call” status for a mission 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year as well as attendance at the monthly general meeting, the evening of the third Wednesday of the month, and one field training per month (usually the Saturday following the General). Additional optional training is scheduled periodically.

For your application to be considered, you MUST be able to attend each of the the following required trainings, no exceptions:
      1. May 11th, 2024 (Saturday)  — In-town Basic Training (9:00AM – 4:00PM) // there will also be a new parent meeting taking place on this date as well. More details TBA
      2. June 7th – June 9th, 2024 (leaving Friday afternoon and returning Sunday afternoon) — Basic Training 1 – all weekend field training
      3. June 10th – June 12th, 2024 (Daily from 9:00AM – 4:00PM) – Search and Rescue school classroom training
      4. June 21rd – June 23th, 2024 (leaving Friday afternoon and returning Sunday afternoon) — Basic Training 2 – all weekend field training
      5. July 13th & 14th, 2024 — Wilderness First Aid – This class is two full days and is required for members to get off probation. If you are unable to attend both of these scheduled days, you may take this class from an external, accredited provider at your own expense.

In order to be considered for probationary membership with the Arapahoe Rescue Patrol the following requirements must be met:

  • The active membership is comprised of high school students between the 9th and 12th grades. The Patrol accepts new requests for membership every spring from individuals who are currently in the 8th through the 11th grades
  • Applicants must have sufficient experience in the mountains – either in camping, hiking, scouting, hunting, or other outdoor activities.
  • Applicants must be willing, if accepted, to follow orders of superiors, as well as the rules and regulations of the Arapahoe Rescue Patrol.
  • Applicants must agree to respond to missions of the Patrol at ANY TIME – day or night.
  • Applicants must agree to attend all required monthly meetings and field trainings, as well as any other activities, deemed required by the Patrol officer staff.
  • Applicants must live close enough to the Patrol headquarters, 6529 South Broadway in Littleton, CO – to be able to arrive at headquarters within a reasonable amount of time to assist at the time a call is received. Generally, thirty-minute driving time is acceptable.
  • Applicants must agree to maintain school grades according to the Patrol grade policy.
      • Currently our standards specify 2 “D’s” or 1 “F” are unacceptable.
  • Applicants must agree to maintain Patrol standards, which govern school relations, community conduct, and personal habits so members will not bring discredit upon the patrol or any of its members.

  • Applicants must agree to purchase all necessary equipment and uniforms and to provide the necessary expenses for transportation and food on training activities and missions.