The 2018 SAR conference is now over and from all of the feedback it was extremely successful.  This success is due to great instructors and great attendees.  It is also due to the awesome support from the team from Kittitas County Search and Rescue, primarily Jim Nale, Sara Vickers, Teena Chase, Deputy David Houseberg and a number of others.  

We tried using tracks and that appears to be a good choice for us.  The great support we received from Matt Kozma for the K-9 track and Elena Reiss for the medical track made those areas extremely successful, and also the SARVAC team who worked hours and hours recruiting instructors and coordinating all of the aspects of the conference.  We also received tremendous support from Chris Long and the team of instructors he brought to the conference.

SARVAC is now moving to the planning of the 2019 conference.  We will be asking for your assistance as we develop the plans for the conference.  One area that we are asking for you input now is the type of classes you would like to see at the 2019 conference.  Also if you can recommend instructors to us.  These two areas would be of a great help to us.

If you have an idea for a class or an instructor please e-mail us at

Please note that the 2019 conference will be June 21-23, 2019 at Central Washington University and pre-conference will be June 17-22, 2019 at Central Washington University.

Thanks for attending a great conference and we plan to make 2019 even better.


When and Where

The 2019 Annual Washington State Search and Rescue Conference is going to be held in Ellensburg, Washington. Information will be coming soon!


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