August 2022

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SAR Academy Training

August 29, 2022

Mike Loney, SCVSAR Vice President On August 27-28, Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue held its semi-annual SAR Academy. It’s a weekend full of training for new and returning SAR members to learn and practice the myriad of skills they will need. We cover grid searching, splinting, litter packaging and handling, compass navigation, radio comms, GPS, SARGAR safety, and overnight survival skills among others. Please be prepared for your outdoor adventures. Don’t forget to bring the 10 essentials and always leave a trip plan at home with someone reliable and trusted. Rest assured, whether you’re prepared or not, we will be…

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2022 Terry Tibke Award Recipients

August 15, 2022

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash.On Saturday, August 13, Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue (SCVSAR) announced the annual Terry Tibke Award recipient. This year’s recipients are Nicole Donohue and K9 Zane, who received this award for their dedication to Search and Rescue missions. Of the over 400 Search and Rescue team members, in the past year Nicole and Zane are by far our most frequent mission responders within SCVSAR. Nicole and Zane also spent untold hours in training, helping to mentor other members, and doing the not-so-glamorous work of maintaining our rescue equipment. On Saturday, SCVSAR members, families, guests, alongside Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office deputies and staff gathered for our annual picnic to honor the Terry Tibke Award recipient. Guests enjoyed BBQ hamburgers, hotdogs, and a potluck buffet, along with a bouncy house, water play area, and the Kids Copter for the children. The award was created in honor of Terry Tibke, a dedicated SCVSAR volunteer in the 1960s and 70s, who set the bar very high, and much like Nicole does now, was just always there for every mission and all the training, mentoring, and equipment upkeep. While in his prime of life and SAR volunteering, Terry, tragically, was stricken with […]

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