Or go border patrol. Not so much of the "R" in SAR, but lots of the Search and ...
The border patrol does an enormous amount of rescue, with some sectors counting tens of thousands of saves annually.
Due to hostile climate and terrain for those on foot, often R becomes Recovery, too.
Why the push for a civilian SAR group? Certainly such positions exist, but most operations with helicopters aren't so specialized, and many are seasonal. Restricting the scope of your search to civil operations doing strictly SAR is like seeking out an airline that only flies passengers wearing orange hats.
Edited by avbug, 22 October 2017 - 10:09.