Alderwood Unit


Welcome to the Alderwood Unit!


The Alderwood Unit (ASAR) and its members respond to all county call-outs and also serve as members of our Special Operations Group (SOG). The SOG is composed of several teams: 4×4 Team, Helicopter Rescue Team (HRT), K9 Team, Man Tracking Team (MTT), Mountain Bike Team (MBT), Equine Response Team and the Swiftwater Rescue Team(SRT). These teams provide highly specialized skills and technical rescue capabilities to Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, and the Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management. We are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Contact Us

The ASAR board is composed of elected representatives from within the membership, our elections are held yearly.

Unit Officers
President and Financials – Tom Richards
Vice President and Equipment – Beth Voss
Secretary – Cody Worden
Training – John Kornfield
Membership – Debra Moore

Board Members
Tom Richards
Martha Stone
Naomi Griggs

Prospective Members

The Prospective Member Packet and additional membership forms located on our volunteer page provides more information regarding how you can join Snohomish County Volunteer Search & Rescue (SCVSAR).

If you have additional questions, please e-mail the Alderwood Personnel Officer.



Dear Potential Members,

Due to Govenor Inslee’s directions about social distancing in order to reduce the spread of the novel Coronavirus and Search and Rescue’s need to maintain our ability to respond to back country emergencies, SCVSAR and all of it’s Units have suspended our in-person meetings. Unfortunately, that means we are not accepting new members at this time.

If you are interested in joining please use this time at home to complete the following:

Create a FEMA ID
IS-100.C Course
IS-700.B Course
• Have a current First Aid and CPR
• Complete the Emergency worker form located HERE
• Complete the Personal Release form located HERE
• Organize your pack and equipment for a “pack check” HERE

Please check back again after the social distancing requirements have been lifted for additional information. We greatly appreciate your understanding during these difficult times.

Your charitable donations and support keep our volunteers mission ready! Click HERE to donate now, or HERE to volunteer with SCVSAR!