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SCVSAR members answer the call to those in need in Snohomish County and beyond, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you have a strong interest in search and rescue we’d love to have you on board! There are many ways to serve - and whether you're in the field or supporting operations at command, volunteers are only ever asked to serve on missions that are good matches for their skill level and experience. Beyond minimum training requirements for field and support personnel, there are no required time commitments; some volunteers are able to participate on lots of missions; others can only participate on a few missions. Whatever your skill level or your availability, we have a place for you on our team!
What's In it for Me?
New members are able to volunteer for many mission types shortly after joining, while full certification can take up to a year.
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Snohomish County’s south county unit. Members respond to all county call-outs and serve on Special Operations Group.
Everett Mountain Rescue Unit
Provide technical rescue services in rugged mountain terrain. Joining EMRU involves a more detailed application process and requires technical climbing skills and experience.
Search and rescue for 14-18 year olds. Volunteers learn basic outdoor and first aid skills and students can earn school community service credits.
Snohomish County’s north county unit. Members respond to all county call-outs and serve on Special Operations Group.
Operations Support Unit
OSU provides command, coordination, communications, and hospitality assistance to SCVSAR, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, and the Snohomish Country Department of Emergency Management.
Snohomish County’s mid-county unit. Members respond to all county call-outs and serve on Special Operations Group.
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