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Code of Ethics

As a member of the Benton County Search & Rescue Team, I acknowledge and commit to honor, to the best of my ability, the following values: 

THAT I have a moral obligation to the missing or injured and to the members and other agencies with whom I work. I shall endeavor to guard their interest honestly and deal with them fairly, wisely and in an efficient, proper manner. I shall behave honestly in all matters, respect privileged communication, avoid any real or perceived conflicts of interest and deal with others courteously and politely. 

THAT I shall continuously work to raise the standards of performance of the Benton County Search & Rescue Team to the highest attainable levels without regard to race, sex, religion, cultural background, economic, or social condition in service to humanity. 

THAT I have an obligation to advance the knowledge and skills of search & rescue so that I can serve the needs of the missing or injured. I shall strive to improve my own knowledge and skills; support others by sharing my experiences; and strive to keep myself fully informed of new developments in the profession. 

THAT I shall support the mission of the Benton County Search & Rescue Team, “…that others may live”, and shall at all times conduct myself in an ethical and prudent manner worthy of my profession.