IT TAKES MORE THAN DONATIONS TO RESCUE SOMEONE.
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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. SCVSAR is welcoming new members who wish to join. Fill out the Volunteer Interest Form; talk with a New Member Coordinator; attend a Unit Meeting or two; listen and ask questions; and get a realistic idea of what it means to be SAR. Before answering the call, ask yourself if you can commit the time it takes to train and respond to missions. We’re looking for dedicated men and women who have a heart of service and who “show up when the call comes”. Perhaps that person is you…
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.
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.
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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