Welcome to the Marysville Unit!
The Marysville Unit (MSAR) 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.
THE MSAR BOARD IS COMPOSED OF ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES FROM WITHIN THE MEMBERSHIP, OUR ELECTIONS ARE HELD YEARLY. YOU MAY CONTACT ANY OF US VIA E-MAIL.
Contact us via e-mail at [email protected].
President – Joe Carlson
Vice President – Brandon Brown
Secretary – Angela Jurdon
Training – Brandon Brown
Membership – Mike Loney
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 are interested in becoming a member, you are welcome to come to any meeting or contact usto learn more about the Marysville unit. Show up a little early and introduce yourself to any member and they’ll happily direct you to a unit officer.
COVID-19 MEETING SUSPENSIONS
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.
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.
The Marysville Unit (MSAR) was formed in the fall of 1959, after a search for a missing hunter. Eventually Alderwood (ASAR), Snohomish (SSAR) and Darrington (DSAR) units were formed within the county and Everett Mountain Rescue Unit (EMRU) had already been established in 1954 for technical type mountain missions.
The five units merged to form Snohomish County Volunteer Search & Rescue under the direction of the Sheriff’s Department and their unit (SCSO) and incorporated August 22 1967.
Since then, two more units have been formed, Operations Support and Explorer SAR.